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As Fingerprint Identification Fails, INEC Relies on Facial Verification to Accredit Voters
In Ihiala town, Ihiala Local Government Area, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC are depending on facial verification to accredit voters, using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS)
An INEC official who spoke to journalists in Eziani Primary school, Ihiala ward one, polling unit 10 said: “The thumbprint is not functioning, but the facial verification is what we are using to issue out accreditation.”
The INEC technical officer in Ihiala Local Government Area however said it takes between 30 seconds to one minute to accredit one voter, and the process is progressing speedily.