INEC intensifies engagement with security agencies ahead of off-season governorship elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will deploy a total of 46,084 regular and ad-hoc staff for the November 11 off-season governorship elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states.

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, expressed concern over the prevailing insecurity and election-related violence in the three states. However, he said that the commission has been reassured of adequate deployment by the security agencies.

Yakubu said that the commission has conducted a mock accreditation involving actual voters in designated polling units in the three states.

The mock accreditation was successful in testing the efficacy of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for especially biometric authentication of voters and uploading the result to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV).

INEC has accredited 126 national and international organisations, collectively deploying 11,000 observers for the election. The 18 political parties participating in the elections are deploying 137,934 agents made up of 130,093 polling and 7,841 collation agents.

INEC will continue to deepen its engagement with the security agencies and hold a series of meetings with stakeholders at the national level in addition to ongoing engagements at the state level.

INEC to deploy massive staff for off-season governorship elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will deploy a total of 46,084 regular and ad-hoc staff for the November 11 off-season governorship elections in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states.

INEC expresses concern over insecurity

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, expressed concern over the prevailing insecurity and election-related violence in the three states.

However, he said that the commission has been reassured of adequate deployment by the security agencies.

BVAS tested and successful

INEC has conducted a mock accreditation involving actual voters in designated polling units in the three states. The mock accreditation was successful in testing the efficacy of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for especially biometric authentication of voters and uploading the result to the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV).

Observers and party agents accredited

INEC has accredited 126 national and international organisations, collectively deploying 11,000 observers for the election.

The 18 political parties participating in the elections are deploying 137,934 agents made up of 130,093 polling and 7,841 collation agents.

INEC to intensify engagement with stakeholders

INEC will continue to deepen its engagement with the security agencies and hold a series of meetings with stakeholders at the national level in addition to ongoing engagements at the state level.

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