Ahead of the governorship election in Ekiti state, the Independent National Electoral Commission has conducted a mock exercise with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), which facilitates the accreditation of voters on election day.
INEC’s Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu confirmed that the exercise was conducted on Monday May 30, and was a success.
“We said we are going to do a mock-test in a few local government areas to further test the functionality of the machines before the election. And so far, so good with the mock.
“We have visited one of the polling centres in Ado; we are here in Ikere. From there we go to Irepodun/Ifelodun local government for the same reason.
“And overall assessment is that we are happy with the functionality of the machines.
“As you can see, we have renovated the Ikere local government office, just as we have done with many other local government offices. These are not administrative facilities; they are also electoral assets.”