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2023: Why election results can’t be manipulated – INEC

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Independent National Electoral Commission

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the electronic transmission of results cannot be manipulated due to the nature of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

Prof. Mohammad Kuna, the Special Adviser to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Tuesday in Abuja, during a panel discussion at a two-day workshop organised by the National Peace Committee (NPC) headed by a former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) and The Kukah Centre.

The event held on Tuesday in Abuja, has the theme, ‘The role and impact of Digital Technologies in facilitating Peaceful Elections in Nigeria’.

BVAS is an electronic device designed to read Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and authenticate voters.

“With the nature of BVAS, the uploaded polling units (PUs) results cannot be manipulated. The machine was designed to edit the photographic results uploaded and sent to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV); and once sent cannot be recalled,” Kuna said.



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