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BVAS machine fails to differentiate twin brothers in Kaduna

The BVAS machine of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has failed to differentiate twin brothers in Kaduna.

BVAS-Failed-Twin-Brothers Credit: Hussaini/Twitter

The BVAS machine of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has failed to differentiate twin brothers in Kaduna.

The failure of the machine prevented one of the twins from voting on Saturday during the presidential and national assembly elections.

The BVAS is an electronic device used to read permanent voter cards (PVCs) and authenticate voters using fingerprints and facial recognition which is being used as the accreditation system by INEC.

Hussaini Kabir who is a resident of Gyallesu in Zaria, Kaduna state lamented the inability of the bimodal voter accreditation system (BVAS) to differentiate between him and Hassan, his twin brother. 

Hussaini, a supporter of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said he went to the polling unit with Hassan on Saturday but only of them could vote.

In a tweet, Hussaini narrated how he was unable to vote because his twin brother voted before him.

He also said the BVAS indicated that his face was the same as that of his twin brother who had voted earlier.

In the post, the social media influencer said efforts to use his fingerprint also proved abortive.

“So, I couldn’t vote because my twin voted before me. Unfortunately for me, the machine indicated that the same face was scanned. Fingerprint didn’t work also. Saddened (to be honest) tbh. I remain Atikulated,” he wrote.

Hussaini’s complaint is just one of many by some voters over glitches experienced with the BVAS during accreditation.

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