INEC insists on Card Readers for April 11 elections

Prof. Attahiru Jega, INEC Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated it will use the Card Readers in the forthcoming governorship and House of Assembly elections across the country.

In a statement issued by Mrs Augusta C. Ogakwu, Secretary to the Commission it noted that it wishes to inform all Nigerians that Card Readers will be used for the April 11, 2015 elections.

“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 statement said.

The statement further said that: “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,” the statement read.

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