2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: Group Calls For More BVAS Sensitisation

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CTA Executive Director Faith Nwadishi.

One of the the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) accredited as an election observer group, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to create more sensitisation on the use of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the 2023 General Elections.

The CTA Executive Director, Ms. Faith Nwadishi, made the call on Monday in Abuja. Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at a news conference on the concluded mock trial of the BVAS by INEC, preparatory to the 2023 General Elections.

Nwadishi also called for the relocation of names to decongest polling units.

She said that the CTA, as an election observer group, had embarked on meeting with critical stakeholders across the six geo-political zones and came up with some recommendations.

The recommendations, according to her, included proper enlightenment and training of party agents, more sensitisation of security agents to the dos and don’ts at polling units on election days.

“More attention should be paid to potential flash points across the country,” she said.

Nwadishi, however, commended INEC for the overall performance of the BVAS while also noting improvement in the performance of the system.

Sh added: “As we move closer to the elections, we call on all stakeholders to support INEC towards achieving credible, peaceful, fair, inclusive, and conclusive elections in February and March.”

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