GOVERNORSHIP/STATE ASSEMBLY POLLS: INEC’s Pledge On BVAS Will Encourage Voter Turnout – CSOs
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 6, 2023
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria have implored the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adhere to its renewed pledge to use the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) next Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections.
The position of the CSOs followed the assurance by the nation’s electoral body to Nigerians yesterday that it would use the BVAS in the governorship and state legislature polls billed for March 11, 2023.
The CSOs that spoke with LEADERSHIP Sunday are Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), Transparency International (TI), the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Yiaga Africa.
Leader of TMG, TI, and CISLAC, Awwal Musa Rafsanjani, said INEC has no excuse to disappoint Nigerians again in the forthcoming gubernatorial and state assembly elections on the transmission of the election results electronically.