Following the introduction of Bimodal Voter Registration Systems, BVAS into the Nigerian electoral system, the Independent National Electoral Comission (INEC) has revealed what it would do if BVAS is snatched by hoodlums on election day.
According to INEC’s Deputy Director of Information and Communications Technology, Lawrence Bayode, the body has another system that can immediately deactivate any stolen BVAS on election day.
Bayode who spoke on Channels Television’s special election programme noted that “if a BVAS is snatched, we already have a system in place that can deactivate that particular BVAS.
The (hoodlums) cannot take over the accreditation process because the device is designed to push the accredited voters to the back end,” he said.
According to Bayode, if the thugs take the device to other places where they will manipulate the data on the device, the Presiding Officer, PO of the polling unit will report the incident.
“If such a thing happens, the PO reports and from the back-end, that device is deactivated so that the person who took away that device will not be able to do anything with the device,” he said.
TheNewsGuru reports that BVAS was tested during Osun and Ekiti elections in the country.