Published On: Thu, Jan 10th, 2019

Elections: Card reader issues solved, INEC says

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By Oluseyi Dasilva

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC says that challenges related to the Card Reader has been put to rest as a result of upgraded in the equipment in a way that it could detect electoral malpractices in the forthcoming general election in the country.
This was disclosed by the INEC Residents Electoral Commissioner in Kwara State, Malam, Garba Attahiru Malami while speaking at an Election and Security meeting held in Ilorin.
According to him the Card Reader is ninety nine percent perfect to detect fraud during the election.
Malami, who explained that the commission has abolished the use of incident forms, also noted that the Card Reader would be used for capturing as well as taking of prospective voters finger print, using their telephone numbers.
The Residents Commissioner, however, urged the people of Kwara state to avail themselves the opportunity of the recent decentralization of the distribution of PVCs to registration areas across the 16 local government areas of the state to collect their voter’s card.
He also asked the electorates to protect their rights by not engaging in votes buying and selling, as it is a way of selling their conscience and mortgaging the future of their children and yet unborn generations.

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