The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started reviewing the electoral system for voters in internally displaced person (IDP) camps in preparation for the general elections of 2023.
The introduction of new technologies and the enactment of the 2022 electoral act are to blame, according to INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu.
Speaking in Abuja at the presentation of the proposed election rules for IDP camps for 2023, he made this disclosure.
The Chairman stated that the goal is to ensure that no citizen is denied their right to vote and to connect the framework with the requirements of the new election legislation.
The use of BVAS in IDP camps is one of the suggestions in the draught rules, which must be set up to exclusively collect data at the polling unit level.
Although the voting population in the IDP camps is unknown, recent data from the United Nations Refugees Agency reveals that there are over 2.1 million IDPs in Nigeria, including children.