By Abdulrazaq Bello
Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Kwara State says it has reconfigured all its Two thousand, Eight hundred and Eighty-Six Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS machines in the state.
The State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mallam Garba Attahiru-Madami represented by Head of Voter Education and Publicity, Mallam Adamu Musa, made this known during a One day Citizens Sensitisation Program tagged ” Towards a Successful 2023 Governorship and State Houses of Assembly Elections ” organized by the State Directorate of the National Orientation Agency, NOA in Ilorin the state capital.
Mallam Attahiru-Madami explained that all the challenges experienced during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state have been addressed to avoid recurrence.
He said issues such as late arrival of polling officials and electoral materials, dry ink pad, BVAS failure and overvoting have been looked into.
The Kwara State INEC REC however pointed out that there is no how over-voting can be achieved at the polling unit without the connivance of political party agents.
He assured the electorate in Kwara State that arrangements have been concluded for refresher training of polling officials and prompt transportation of sensitive and non-sensitive materials for the Saturday election, adding that movement of materials and personnel will commence on Thursday 16th March to guard against late arrival on election day.
Earlier, the Kwara State Director of NOA, Mr Olusegun Adeyemi said that the program was put together for the appraisal of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and plan for the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections.
There were contributions from Election Observers, Heads of Security Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, IPAC and other stakeholders.
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