The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has assured Nigerians that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) will be in the forthcoming governorship and state legislature elections.
On Saturday, Yakubu provided the guarantee during a meeting with all Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) taking place at the INEC headquarters in Abuja.
He claims that the BVAS machines would be utilized for the polls even though improvements are being made to prevent a repeat of the technical difficulties experienced during the elections last Saturday.
Although media representatives were invited to cover the opening, the meeting’s agenda was not made public.
The gubernatorial and state assembly elections are both one week away, and this meeting is taking place exactly one week after the presidential and National Assembly elections.
In his welcome remarks, the INEC Chairman noted that the meeting is to review performances at the last week’s elections, adding that there are lessons to be learnt from last week’s elections, especially as it relates to logistics management.
He urged the RECs to work harder to ensure that the governorship elections do not experience the same glitches recorded with the last elections, while calling for disciplining of staff who err.