In the event that the BVAS machines at polling places malfunction during the general elections in 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has made public the backup plan.
The Commission would make sure that spare BVAS were available at every voting location, according to INEC spokesman Festus Okoye.
In the more than 176, 000 polling places across the nation, Okoye claimed INEC has already made provisions for the use of the BVAS.
” For each electoral ward, we are going to have some spare BVAS to be deployed speedily if there is any issue or any challenge in any of our polling units. We have also trained technical support staff that can also intervene if there is any challenge with the BVAS.
” But if there is sustained malfunction of the BVAS up to the time of the closing of the poll, the Electoral Act demands that we should undermine voting in that particular polling unit and repeat voting within 24 hours” , Okoye said in a statement to Channels Television.
Hon. Jonathan Asake, a candidate for governor on the ticket of the Labour Party (LP) in Kaduna State, has pleaded with Malam Nasir Elrufai, the state’ s governor, to put an end to the recent attacks and killings in villages in the southern part of the state.
Asake argued that the murders of eight defenseless, innocent people last week in the villages of Mallagum and Kpak in the Kagoro communities of the Kaura local government and Kamuru- Ikulu in the Zangon Kataf local government over the course of two days were provocative, egregiously insensitive, and condemnable, especially during this holiday season.