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How we murdered rigging in Nigeria – INEC

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The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, has explained how the Commission murdered the rigging of elections in Nigeria.

Yakubu said the Commission murdered rigging with the signing of the Electoral Act, 2022 and the Bimodal Voter Registration System, BVAS, coupled with other strict measures.

He stated this at a breakfast seminar organised by Christian Men’s Fellowship, St. James’ Anglican Church, Asokoro, in Abuja.

The Chairman was represented by the Deputy Director Voters, Voter Education Provider, Election Monitoring/Observation, Chukwuemeke Ugbaoja.

He assured Nigerians that the 2023 general elections would be free, fair and credible.

The INEC Chairman further stated that strict measures would be employed to ascertain authenticity of results.

He said: “With the Electoral Act 2022, we have murdered rigging of elections in this country, and we have buried it. I want to tell you with all ears of authority, that that was the greatest thing that has happened to this country.

“There is no way anybody can vote two times in this country again. It is not possible. The machine is there, you bring your voters card, they match it to the machine because your name and particulars have been configured into that machine. The card is placed side by side with the machine; your particulars would come up and if your particular did not come up, it means you don’t belong to that particular unit.

“Now suppose it comes up and your fingerprints did not show up, your facial did not come up which means it strayed into that machine, you will not vote and as you put your finger prints and it marks good and the machine records you. If your finger print fails, they will take your photographs and the moment the machine is placed before you, it records that you are the authentic owner of the card and you’re given a ballot to vote.”

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