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Oyo 2023: INEC Rolls Out New Technological Measures To Tackle Result Snatching

Oyo state resident electoral commissioner, INEC, Barrister Mutiu Agboke says the commission has retired the usual smart card reader and introduced Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS.

The new technology would serve the purpose of voter accreditation, verification and uploading of results from polling units.

Bar Agboke made this known on Tuesday in an address at his valedictory programme/media briefing held at the INEC State headquarters, Ibadan.

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The Oyo State INEC boss said the commission has also introduced INEC result viewing portal, iREV, through which INEC would upload polling units results to a central portal for public viewing, via https://www.inecelectionresults.ng.

He said “With these technologies, result snatching and attacks at collation centre will be definitely reduced”.

Agboke whose five years appointment ends on Wednesday, 6th July 2022, however agreed to the fact that vote buying remained a major concern in the quest to achieve credible, free and fair election in Nigeria.

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He explained that the commission is working with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to ensure the arrest and prosecution of anyone caught.

He therefore warned journalists covering election not to interfere with processes and procedures of voting or in any way distract any election officials in the performance of their duties.

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