Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it is ready for the November 11 off-cycle governorship elections in Imo State.
The INEC National Commissioner in charge of South-East, Mr. Kenneth Ukeagu, stated this while speaking with newsmen after monitoring the mock accreditation exercise held in select polling units across the state.
Mr Ukaegbu said the exercise was aimed at test-running the bimodal voter accreditation system to ascertain its functionality ahead of the election.
He expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, and the ease at which the eligible voters who came out for the exercise were accredited, noting that It was a clear indication that the people of Imo State would witness seamless voting during the poll.
‘I’m impressed; people came out to be part of the exercise. And the BVAS, they are doing well. People are enthusiastic about the whole thing. The BVAS are doing well. INEC is ready.” He maintained.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Sylvia Agu, also expressed satisfaction with the exercise noting that it took seconds for the BVAS to accredit the prospective voters.
The exercise took place in nine Local Government Areas in the state, spread across the three senatorial districts.