The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that any Bimodal Voter Registration Systems (BVAS) snatched by political thugs on election day will be deactivated from backend.
This, the commission say will make the BVAS to become useless for the assailants.
According to INEC, this is to assure Nigerians of its readiness ahead of the February 25 and March 11 general elections.
The INEC Deputy Director of Information and Communications Technology, Lawrence Bayode revealed this known on Channels Television’s special election programme, The 2023 Verdict on Wednesday.
According to Bayode, the deactivation of BVAS from backend will ensure that the accreditation and authentication of voters for the general elections are not manipulated by hoodlums if the devices are stolen.
“If a BVAS is snatched, we have a system in place that can deactivate that particular BVAS.
“We deactivate it so that whoever snatches the device will not be able to do anything with the device because the device pushes the accreditation data automatically on its own even without the operator pushing a button. When it is idle, it pushes that accreditation data to the backend”, Bayode said.