INEC urges member-elect to help recover missing accreditation device

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to Mr Ovuakpoye Evivie, winner of the Sept. 11, Isoko South -election in Delta, to help recover five Bi-modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS) device snatched during the poll.

Pastor Monday Udoh-Tom, the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) made the call on Wednesday in Asaba during the presentation of Certificate of Return to Evivie.


Udoh-Tom said that the five BIVAS device were snatched hoodlums in ward 10(Irri 1); polling unit 007, Isoko INEC LGA office;Oleh, ward 11(Irri 2); polling units 002, 005 and 018.

”The missing of the BIVAS device has painted  a very negative image of its deployment in pilot stage in Delta.

“The device is not the property of the REC. It is for use in Delta, so forcefully taking them away will negatively impact work of the commission in Delta.

“Go back to the community and help talk to youths or whoever may have taken custody of the devices to release them to us.

”I believe you have a role to play in helping the commission to ensure quick recovery of the devices,” added.

Udoh-Tom further appealed to Evivie to provide quality representation for the people of his constituency and also advised him to be a unifying force healing the wounds of division brought about the election.

In his remarks, Evivie to strive hard in ensuring the return of the stolen device.
”Nothing is impossible with prayers,” said.(NAN)