The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that there would be a mock accreditation exercise in Lagos State to test the functionality of the Bi-modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS) ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The electoral body in a press statement on Wednesday from the office of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC Lagos State, Olusegun Agbaje reads, “This is to announce to the general public particularly the residents of Lagos State that the Independent National Electoral Commission Lagos State shall embark on mock accreditation exercise of voters to test the functionality of the Bi-modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS) ahead of the 2023 general election in the state.
“The exercise shall hold on Saturday 4th February 2023 in six selected local government areas (LGAs) at two LGAs per senatorial district namely: Ikorodu, Somolu, Etiosa, Surulere, Agege, and Ikeja LGAs.
The statement added, “Furthermore, it should be noted that the exercise shall hold in two polling units in the selected local government areas between the hours of 8:30 am and 2:30 pm on Saturday 4th February 2023.
“The political parties, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and the general public are hereby enjoined to come out en-mass to monitor and participate in the exercise in the various designated LGAs, the statement added.