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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started the audit of the electoral framework for voters in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.


This is because of the passage of the 2022 electoral act and the introduction of new technologies, according to INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu.


He said this while speaking in Abuja at the presentation of the 2023 draft guidelines for voters in IDP camps.


The Chairman noted that the idea is to align the framework with the provisions of the new electoral laws and ensure that no citizen is disenfranchised.


A portion of the proposals in the draft guidelines includes the utilization of BVAS for the IDP camps, which must be designed for polling unit level only.


Although the voting population in the IDP camps is unknown, recently gather data from the United Nations Refugees Agency shows that there are over 2.1 million IDPs in Nigeria, including children.



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