Ajiri Imah

Ahead of the 2023 General elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it would conduct mock accreditation of registered voters on February 4, in 436 polling units nationwide.

The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known during a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners in Abuja.

“As you are already aware, the commission has taken delivery of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System machines for the election. We have also dutifully tested each machine in our offices nationwide to ensure its functionality.

“The next step is to conduct field tests across the country involving actual voters. For this reason, and in readiness for nationwide deployment, the Commission is conducting a mock accreditation of voters similar to what was done ahead of the recent Ekiti and Osun states governorship elections.

“The mock accreditation will hold on Saturday, 4th February 2023, in 436 polling units nationwide. Twelve polling units have been designated in each State of the Federation and four in the Federal Capital Territory on the equality of the country’s 109 Senatorial Districts for the exercise” he said.

Yakubu who revealed that movement of materials for the election has been deployed nationwide appealed to registered voters in the affected polling units to appear on the scheduled date with their PVCs for the mock exercise.

He therefore assured Nigerians that the commission will always be responsive to the needs of the electorate.