The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says that all eligible citizens coming out to vote must have a permanent Voters Card and go through the process of accreditation and verification using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS on Election day.

Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, stated this in Abuja on Thursday, 23rd February, 2023, while taking over Information Technology Facilities donated by Community Life Project, an NGO in support of INEC Citizen Contact Centre, ICCC.

INEC commissioner with staff and stakeholders

He reiterated that individuals without permanent Voters Card should not go to the polling unit as they would not be allowed to vote using any other means of identification.

He appealed to the Citizens, Observers, the Media not to announce election results as it was only INEC that had the constitutional rights to do so.

The Programme Manager, Community Life Project, Mr Francis Onahor, said his organisation donated the IT facilities because it would offer citizens and the public the opportunity to get responses to their queries about any aspect of the electoral processes on time.

Items donated included Desktop Computers, laptops and UPS.

Story: Elizabeth Ereke


February 24, 2023