INEC Reveals What They Would Do If Thugs Snatches BVAS

In advance of the general elections in February and March, the Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, has stated what it would do if thugs stole the Bimodal Voter Registration Systems, or BVAS, on election day.

The electoral organisation has a system designed to deactivate any stolen BVAS, according to Lawrence Bayode, the Commission’s Deputy Director of Information and Communications Technology.

Bayode who spoke on Channels Television’s special election programme noted that:-

“if a BVAS is snatched, we already have a system in place that can deactivate that particular BVAS.

The (hoodlums) cannot take over the accreditation process because the device is designed to push the accredited voters to the back end,” he said.

According to Bayode, if the thugs take the device to other places where they will manipulate the data on the device, the Presiding Officer, PO of the polling unit will report the incident.

“If such a thing happens, the PO reports and from the back-end, that device is deactivated so that the person who took away that device will not be able to do anything with the device,” he said.

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