The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Friday that it was ready to conduct a mock accreditation of voters ahead of the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
National Chairman of the Commission Prof Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners from the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT
He said the mock accreditation exercise, which will take place in about 436 polling units across the country, is aimed at testing the readiness of the Bimodal Voter Accreditations System(BIVAS).
He said distribution of sensitive materials for the elections to the various States is at an advanced stage while distribution of non-sensitive materials has been concluded.
He expressed satisfaction with the desire of Nigerians to collect their voters card, adding that out of the 940,200 PVCs sent to Lagos state, about 839,720 have so far been collected as of Thursday.
He said the commission was determined to ensure that all Nigerians collect their PVCs ahead of the general elections, stressing that if necessary the commission may consider other options for the collection of PVCs.