Updated: Appeal Court grants INEC’s request to reconfigure BVAS

On Wednesday, a three-member panel of the court of appeal led by Justice Joseph Ikyegh has granted approval to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines for this week’s elections on the ground that the information on them will be uploaded into the back-end server which cannot be tampered with.

The panel argued that restraining the electoral umpire from reconfiguring BVAS will affect the conduct of the March 11 governorship and state house of assembly polls.

However, the court mandated INEC to allow the applicants to inspect and carry out a digital forensic examination of the electoral materials used to conduct the polls and also avail them of the certified true copy of the result of the physical inspection of the BVAS.


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