BVAS Ensured People’s Voices Were Actually Heard, Says Dikwa

In spite of some hitches, the system worked quite well.

In this file photo, an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official uses a Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to check the details of a voter at a polling station in Maiduguri on February 25, 2023, during Nigeria’s presidential and general election. (Photo by Audu MARTE / AFP)



The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) deployed by the Independent National electoral Commission (INEC) ensured that people’s voices were heard in the recently held general elections in the country.

This is according to Dean of the Borno Elders Forum, Professor Khalifa Dikwa.

READ ALSO: INEC Declares APC’s Idris Winner Of Kebbi Governorship Election

Speaking during an interview on Roadmap 2023, a Channels television’s programme that highlights election issues and tracks personalities, the elder statesman said the BVAS should be upgraded to enable it work like an Automated Teller Machines for voter identification and accreditation wherever they may be in future elections.

He stated that that in spite of some hitches, the system worked quite well.

“The biometrics voter accreditation system was very good. It helped because people used to think they can sit in their rooms and decide who becomes what,” he said.

“Now the people of Nigeria have had the opportunity to decide who becomes what. That is excellent and that will knock out the concept of amassing a lot of money which nobody could determine.”



For the full interview with Professor Dikwa, do watch Channels Television’s Roadmap 2023 on Monday, April 17th at 9pm.