The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has disclosed that it would deploy over 200,000 Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS in the 2023 general elections.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Umuahia, Abia State capital.
Okoye, who is the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Abia, Anambra and Benue States, was in Abia to monitor the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
He said that the BVAS would be deployed in the 176,000 polling units across the country, adding that the surplus will be kept handy as reserve stressing that Technical Officers would be on standby at every RAC to attend to any technical issues that could arise in the course of the polls.
He, therefore, advised registrants not to engage in double or multiple registrations as such amounts to criminal offences that are punishable.
Okoye promised that at the end of the CVR, the Commission will carry out a de-duplication to remove double and multiple registrations. (VANGUARD)