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  Security has been tightened around the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Kwara to protect the premises from attack The deployment was in response to calls for police to protect their offices across the country in light of recent attacks and destruction of election materials in some states Kwara Resident Election Commissioner Alhaji Attahiru Madami told the Nigerian News Agency in Ilorin on Thursday that it was important to prevent any attempt to undermine security around INEC offices He expressed his confidence that the police would fulfill their mandate to provide a safe and conducive environment for the conduct of the 2023 general election Therefore Madami warned criminals and political thugs to stay away from the INEC premises He said the commission has also partnered with the state Fire Service to train its personnel in firefighting methods and precautions The REC added that the bushes around the office have been cleared to prevent burning bushes that could start a fire On voter registration Madami urged the public to check their names on the INEC portal and make sure it is spelled correctly According to him people caught with double registration will be required to pay a fine of N1 million or go to jail if they are prosecuted Our Biometric Voter Accreditation System BVAS device is one man one vote and anyone caught double registering will go to jail or pay a N1 million fine Members of the National Youth Service Corps will receive training on how to use the BVAS before the elections Madami said He said that the era of election rigging was over due to the use of BVAS Edited Maharazu Ahmed Source Credit NAN
Police beef up security around INEC office in Kwara

Independent National Electoral Commission

Security has been tightened around the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara to protect the premises from attack.

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The deployment was in response to calls for police to protect their offices across the country in light of recent attacks and destruction of election materials in some states.

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Kwara Resident Election Commissioner Alhaji

Kwara Resident Election Commissioner Alhaji Attahiru Madami told the Nigerian News Agency in Ilorin on Thursday that it was important to prevent any attempt to undermine security around INEC offices.

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He expressed his confidence that the police would fulfill their mandate to provide a safe and conducive environment for the conduct of the 2023 general election.

Therefore, Madami warned criminals and political thugs to stay away from the INEC premises.

Fire Service

He said the commission has also partnered with the state Fire Service to train its personnel in firefighting methods and precautions.

The REC added that the bushes around the office have been cleared to prevent burning bushes that could start a fire.

On voter registration, Madami urged the public to check their names on the INEC portal and make sure it is spelled correctly.

According to him, people caught with double registration will be required to pay a fine of N1 million or go to jail, if they are prosecuted.

Biometric Voter Accreditation System

“Our Biometric Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) device is one man, one vote and anyone caught double-registering will go to jail or pay a N1 million fine.

Members of the National Youth Service Corps

“Members of the National Youth Service Corps will receive training on how to use the BVAS before the elections,” Madami said.

He said that the era of election rigging was over due to the use of BVAS.

===================Edited /Maharazu Ahmed

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