The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari should be awarded for restoring the rights of electorates. This was among one of his campaign promises during the 2019 general election. Ever since the unveiling of the new voting machine called Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), Nigerians has witnessed up to two free and fair governorship elections including that of the just Concluded Osun state governorship elections. With this new machine approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians can be rest assured that their vote shall count in the forthcoming general election.
BVAS is an electronic device unveiled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to read permanent Voter Cards and also to authenticate voters by placing the voters' fingerprints on the scanner to prove if they are eligible to vote at a particular polling unit. Also, the machine can either make use of either the barcode on the permanent voter's card or by simply entering the last six digit of the Voters' Identification Number. According to witness from the Osun state governorship election, the machine also make use of the Voters' last to authenticate or verify the voter.
With the new electronic voting, the Assistant Presiding Officer will have to requests tye voter to place an appropriate on the spot provided on the machine and if the finger mismatch, he will have to take a picture of the vote for authentication. This method will drastically reduce the rate of rigging by our politicians. In the cause of Nigeria's Democracy, no any president has ever done so well for Nigerians compares to the present administration; no doubt, Nigerians will really miss him when he finally leave the office.
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