Election: INEC Explains Relationship Between BVAS And IReV says they are different entities
INEC has stated that its Results Viewing Portal (IReV) and the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) are two separate and independent entities.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu’s Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi, made this information public on Thursday.
Oyekanmi told Ejes Gist News Nigeria that the only connection between the two is that the BVAS is used to transmit election results from polling units to the IReV at the conclusion of voting.
However, he refuted claims that malfunctions with IReV during the February 25 elections negatively impacted the functionality of the BVAS.
“There is also a provision for the BVAS to transmit the PU result in offline mode if there is no network at the polling unit during the activity,” he explained.
The INEC Result Viewing portal IReV and the BVAS are two distinct entities that operate independently of one another.
“The BVAS transmits the image of Form EC8A, which is the Polling Unit Result Sheet in PDF format, and the Voters’ Accreditation Data to the IREV.
“Therefore, the glitches experienced by the IReV for a few hours on February 25 could not have affected the functionality of the BVAS, which performed admirably on election day in any case.”
Oyekanmi also refuted claims that the BVAS was created by a single INEC employee, emphasizing that the technology was conceived by the commission.
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