Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed plans to deploy Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the Anambra State governorship election.
Yakubu, speaking on Thursday at a meeting of the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES), said the new technology will be used for voter accreditation.
He noted that BVAS has the capability for both fingerprint and facial biometric accreditation.
As a prelude, INEC will first run a pilot test of the new device in the Isoko South I State constituency by-election in Delta State on Saturday, the electoral body chief said.
He said that if it was successful, the device would be deployed for the Anambra election and subsequent elections.
Yakubu commended security agencies for their continued support towards elections and the electoral process in Nigeria.
“INEC looks forward to more support to ensure that it delivers another credible election for the Isoko South I State Constituency in Delta on Saturday,” he said.