2023 Election: INEC receives last batch of BVAS

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received last consignment of Biomodal Voter Accreditation (BVAS) machine, with 52 days to the general election.

National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye Esq. in a statement on Wednesday said the BVAS was received on Tuesday at the Abuja International Airport.

Okoye said the Commission’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, National Commissioners, senior officials of the commission alongside the Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and airport security officials were at the airport to receive the machines.

He said, “To facilitate the smooth delivery of the machines, the commission created four airport hubs in Abuja, Kano, Lagos, and Port Harcourt. Over the last four months, several flights delivered the BVAS to the designated airports for movement to states of the federation ahead of the elections.

“With the arrival of the last flight in Abuja yesterday, the commission has now taken delivery of the required number of the BVAS for all the polling units in the country and extra machines in line with our contingency provisions for all critical election materials.

“The commission appreciates the support of all Nigerians in its determination to conduct free, fair, credible, transparent, and inclusive 2023 General Election facilitated by the deployment of technology.”