Osun receives 5,306 BVAS, INEC begins staff training

Resident Election Commissioner of the Independent National Election Commission in Osun State, Dr. Mutiu Agboke, said on Saturday that the commission has received a total of 5,306 Bimodal Voter Accreditation Systems for use during the 2023 elections.

Agboke, speaking during an INEC awareness campaign in Osogbo organized in partnership with the non-governmental organization Power Of PVC Ride to raise awareness about permanent voter card collection in the state, also said the commission had started training its staff before the vote.

He said: “We’ve received 5,306 BVAS, we’re ready, we’re uploading, configuring, training our staff and partnering with stakeholders day in and day out and we’ve always been engaging our stakeholders.”

He called on the people of the state to collect their PVC so that they can participate in the next elections.

He said: “So we need to raise the level of awareness to go and collect PVC. For example, when I resumed in Osun we had 408,197 PVCs and between December 12 and 17, only 1,032 electorates have gone to collect their cards.

“As I speak to you now, we have 407,165, if we have more than 400,000 PVCs and only 1,000 have gone to collect, it means that we have not done anything. It means that people haven’t really come out. So the first thing we have to do is increase our level of consciousness.”

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