Nigeria, Jan. 27 -- In preparation for the coming general elections, Nigeria's electoral commission, INEC, has scheduled a mock accreditation of voters for 4 February.

This is to further test the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) ahead of deployment for the actual elections, said INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu.

While the presidential and National Assembly elections hold on 25 February, the governorship and State Assembly elections will conducted on 11 March.

Speaking to the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Friday, Mr Yakubu said the mock accreditation will be held at 436 polling units nationwide.

He said doing so will help reassure the public of the robustness of the system and strengthen the processes ahead of the Ge...