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Court grants INEC’s request to re-configure BVAS ahead governorship, state assembly elections



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The Presidential Election Petiton Court (PEPC) sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, Wednesday March 8 granted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the access to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) it used for the presidential and National Assembly.

The court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, held that stopping the electoral body from reconfiguring the BVAS would adversely affect the impending Governorship and State Assembly elections.

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It dismissed objections that the Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, raised against INEC’s move to reconfigure all the BVAS.

According to the court, allowing the objections by Obi and his party, would amount to “tying the hands of the Respondent, INEC”.

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