The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded the re-configuration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines used for the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections.
The commission has also begun the deployment of the BVAS machines to states on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s governorship and states’ House of Assembly election.
It is to be recalled that INEC had shifted the gubernatorial election by one week due to a delay in commencing the re-configuration of the BVAS machines after a court ruling on the matter.
INEC’s national commissioner, Festus Okoye had said during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics that the reconfiguration of the machines would be completed on Tuesday, March 14.
The West African Pilot News gathered that the machines, being sensitive election materials, would be deployed to INEC state offices before deployment to local governments, wards and polling units (PUs) on election day.
Furthermore, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is leading the airlift of the BVAS machines for the March 18 polls for the security and smoothness of the deployment.