About 22 of the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System, BVAS, in Rivers State for the Governorship and House of Assembly polls are feared missing.
This was as over 6865 of the machines deployed to the state have been successfully reconfigured for Saturday’s polls.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Johnson Alalibo, told newsmen and representatives of election observers for the polls that the development would not affect the process.
Alalibo said the commission has enough backup systems, adding that the missing ones would not disturb the process in any way.
He said that the electoral umpire would ensure that those missing gadgets would not be used by criminals.
The INEC’s REC further promised that election results would be uploaded in real-time after the voting process, assuring a free and fair process.