The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will conduct a mock accreditation exercise on the 4th of February.
According to the Commission, the exercise is to test the efficacy of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25.
The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Friday in a meeting with all the 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners in the country.
Accordingly, 12 polling units have been designated in each State of the Federation and four in the Federal Capital Territory FCT on the equality of the country’s 109 Senatorial Districts for the exercise.
INEC boss said the machines used for the mock exercise will be reconfigured in preparation for the main elections.
Yakubu, who described the meeting with the resident commissioners as crucial, is using the meeting to inform the commissioners about all the arrangements the Commission has put in place for the exercise.
He also noted that the ongoing distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) is one issue that the Meeting must look into.
He assured that the Commission will not hesitate to take other measures to ensure that all who registered get their PVCs.
“As of Thursday 26th January 2023, 839,720 PVCs have been collected representing 89.3% of the total figure”, Yakubu stated.