Why INEC can’t release BVAS for Oyo LG elections – REC


Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo State, Dr Adeniran Tella, says Biomodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) can not be released to the State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) for conduct of the local government elections scheduled for April 27.

Tella stated this on Friday in Ibadan while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the quarterly consultative meeting with civil society organisations (CSOs) in the state.

He said BVAS contained sensitive data on voters, adding that it was the decision of INEC that BVAS should not be released for local government elections.

“What OYSIEC needs for the election is the voter register and this has been given to them.

“The voter register will allow the state electoral body know the number of registered voters and those who are eligible to cast their votes during the elections.

“But, BVAS is meant for the general elections and they are sensitive devices that we can not afford to…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper