Politics

INEC Insists On Card Readers For Saturday’s Governorship Election (Read Statement Attached)

by Deji Abiodun

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday announced that Card Readers would be used for Saturday’s governorship and houses of assembly elections across the country.

NewsWireNGR recalls that Nigerian’s President Goodluck Jonathan and wife, Dame Patience had problems accrediting to votes during the Presidential Elections and most Nigerians which led to the commission stopping the process halfway to the polls.

In a statement issued by the Secretary to the Commission, Augusta Ogakwu, “The Independent National Electoral Commission wishes to inform all Nigerians that Card Readers will be used for the April 11, 2015 Elections”.

Ms. Ogakwu added, “The provision of the Guidelines for the conduct of the 2015 General Elections which outlined what is to be done if a Card Reader fails and cannot be replaced by the Commission within a specified time frame (i.e. Reschedule the election to the next day) will be enforced.

“The relaxation of the Guideline on 28th March 2015 was only with respect to the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on that date.

“The Commission has reviewed the operation of the Card Reader in the 28th March Elections, identified the challenges and has taken adequate measures to address them.”

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