September 19, 2021

Group hails INEC’s proposed deployment of new technology for voter accreditation

A civil society organisation, the YIAGA Africa, has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for “consistently evolving measures to improve the quality and transparency of elections” in the country.

The group’s Director of Programmes, Cynthia Mbamalu, made the remark in a statement in Awka on Thursday.

Ms Mbamalu described the deployment of technology in the nation’s electoral process as an imperative and welcome development.

She spoke against the backdrop of INEC’s plan to deploy the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for voter accreditation to enable near real-time viewing of results.

Ms Mbamalu described the system as a multifunctional integrated device that could serve multiple purposes for different activities in the nation’s election value chain.

“The BVAS can serve as the INEC Voter Enrolment Device…

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