BVAS reset ends today, INEC promises results transmission
Written by Taiwo Adekola on March 13, 2023
The ongoing reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System machines BVAS used during the presidential and National Assembly elections on 25 February will end today, newsmen has learnt.
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC had postponed the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections scheduled to hold on March 11 to March 18 in order to be able to reconfigure the BVAS.
Consequently, all activities pertaining to the polls were rescheduled, including inspection of sensitive materials at the Central Bank of Nigeria by the political parties.
INEC took the decision at its management meeting, which was convened on Wednesday after the Court of Appeal gave it the go-ahead to reconfigure the BVAS machines.
The commission said it could not go ahead with the governorship poll as earlier scheduled because it needed time to reconfigure the BVAS machines, which were used for the presidential election on February 25.
The Court of Appeal had dismissed an application by Labour Party challenging the reconfiguration of the BVAS used for the presidential poll, whose outcome LP had rejected.
An official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the issue, explained that BVAS reconfiguration had been completed for some states while others would be concluded today.
He also gave the assurance that the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections election results would be transmitted on INEC’s result-viewing portal, noting that the glitches that delayed the uploading of presidential poll results had been rectified.