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INEC: Our loyalty, allegiance to Nigeria, Nigerians

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said its loyalty and allegiance is to Nigeria and Nigerians who want free, fair and credible elections. INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in a message yesterday, restated the commission’s commitment to conduct elections that are supported by technology.

This, he said, involves transparent accreditation and upload of polling unit results for citizens to view in real-time on election day. Yakubu, who noted that next year’s general election would be the 7th since the restoration of democracy in Nigeria in 1999, assured that there is no going back on the deployment of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and the INEC Result Viewing Portal (IReV), in the conduct of elections. He said: “Over the last 23 years, we have made a steady progress in the twin areas of electoral reform and election administration.”

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