…says the BVAS will perform optimally
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Anambra state, Mrs Queen Elizabeth Agwu, has assured that the Biomodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) deployed for the exercise in the state tomorrow will perform effectively during Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mrs Queen Elizabeth Agwu who gave the assurance yesterday at a bress briefing at INEC head office, Awka, assured that hitches experienced during uploading of results during February 25, 2023, Presidential and National Assembly elections have been rectified.
She also assured that INEC is ready for the election, revealing that all sensitive materials, including result sheets, ballot papers etc, have been distributed to the Registration Area Centres (RACs), for onward transmission to polling units.
She advised INEC and ad-hoc staff to utilize the result sheets in doing their work and avoid anything that may create problems for them.
She also said that security has been beefed around the 5,720 polling centres to protect their material, staff and poople, just as she equally charged members of the public to conduct themselves in an orderly manner.
Agwu said, “INEC has made frantic efforts and corrected all problem that could arise on March 11, 2023,..I promise that the BVAS will perform optimally.
“Department of State Security (DSS), Police, Army, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offence Commission (ICPC) are working to ensure peaceful environment.
“Nobody will be molested unless someone wants to create problem for him or herself on the election day. Whoever was found wanting will be arrested by security operatives.
“We want election to be peaceful. Please don’t come with anything, do not bring rice to the polling unit. You can’t campaign at the polling unit or collation centres.”