2023 election: What we’ll do if hoodlums snatch, hijack BVAS – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has plans in place to prevent the falsification of information in Bimodal Voter Registration Systems (BVAS) if the wrong people gain access to them.

The electoral umpire stated that if the BVAS machine falls into the hands of unauthorised individuals, it will be deactivated from the backend.

INEC stated this to reassure Nigerians that it is ready for the February 25 and March 11 general elections.

Lawrence Bayode, INEC’s Deputy Director of Information and Communications Technology, announced this on Channels Television’s special election program, The 2023 Verdict, on Wednesday.

Bayode said the deactivation of BVAS from backend will ensure that the accreditation and authentication of voters for the general elections are not manipulated by hoodlums if the devices are stolen.

“If a BVAS is snatched, we have a system in place that can deactivate that particular BVAS,” said Bayode.

“We deactivate it so that whoever snatches the device will not be able to do anything with the device because the device pushes the accreditation data automatically on its own even without the operator pushing a button. When it is idle, it pushes that accreditation data to the backend.”

Nigerian elections since the inception of the current democratic dispensation from 1999 have been threatened with ballot-box snatching and violence at some polling units by hoodlums and gunmen.

The electoral body understands this and expressed confidence in the security agents in the country, as well as affirming what it can do in its capacity

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