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Why The Conduct Of Governorship Election Could Be Threatened By LP And PDP's Access To BVAS Machine

Remember that the Appeal Court stopped the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC from tampering with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS deployed in last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections. The move was to enable Labour Party and PDP to have access to the election material which they intend to review.

However, the BVAS machine will be used for the governorship and state House of assembly elections on Saturday. If INEC does not regain access to the BVAS machine which will be reconfigured so that it can be used for the Governorship election, then BVAS will not be used for the election or INEC will have to reschedule the election.

Vanguard Newspaper has now reported that they have discovered that it takes an average of five days to configure the BVAS, meaning that the INEC has to begin the process of reconfiguration latest by Tuesday.

The BVAS is polling units specific, which means that it cannot be reconfigured in mass. The BVAS machines have to be reconfigured individually and it take an average of five days to do so. If INEC leaves the BVAS as the court has ordered, the governorship election could be threatened.

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