Saturday December 10, 2022 2:52 AM

INEC will not compromise in ensuring credible and fair election- Yakubu

As many politicians are preparing for the upcoming general elections, the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission has expressed its determination towards ensuring daddy bought of each Nigerian counts.

Speaking during an event in Lagos on Monday, the chairman of the Electoral Commission Mohamood yakubu, said that the commission would not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that the elections are free and fair.

The chairman who was represented by the national commissioner and chairman voter education and publicity festus Okoye said that one of the reasons why it used modern technology to clean voter registration is to ensure that the election is credible transparent, free and fair

He said:” The commission is conscious that a credible voter register is a basic requirement for the conduct of a credible election. We have therefore devoted time and energy to cleaning up the voter register using the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS).

“This process is almost finalized and the commission will engage with stakeholders relating to its findings before displaying the register for claims and objections as required by law. Furthermore, the commission is working out a protocol for seamless collection of Permanent Voters Cards(PVC) by valid registrants.

“I want to assure Nigerians that the commission will deploy and continue to deploy appropriate technology for the conduct of elections. The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV) will be deployed for the conduct of the 2023 general election. We will continue to use technology to improve and enhance the credibility of elections in Nigeria. Our goal is electoral justice where every Nigerian will experience electoral fulfilment. ”

 

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