• Ondo Election: Only 1% of card readers malfunctioned– INEC

    Ondo Election: Only 1% of card readers malfunctioned– INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says less than one per cent of the card readers deployed for the conduct of Ondo State governorship election malfunctioned.

    INEC Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Nick Dazang, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Saturday in Abuja.

    Mr. Dazang said that only 11 out of the over 3,000 card readers deployed for Saturday’s election malfunctioned.

    “The election is generally peaceful. We were able to open at all the […]

  • Edo guber: INEC card reader fails in some wards

    Edo guber: INEC card reader fails in some wards

    It was gathered that the card reader failed to function at Ipkeshi, near Auchi, during the governorship election in Edo.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the device could not function in Ward 11 and 12 at Okhueromoh Primary School, Ipkeshi, when the INEC official attempted to accredit voters for the poll.

    Some of the voters, Mr Agbada Jerry and Charles Monday, decried the development and said that it would delay the voting process.

    The INEC Polling Officer, Mr Mubarak Jubril, […]

  • Only card reader’ll be used for gov poll – INEC insists

    Only card reader’ll be used for gov poll – INEC insists

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has said only its card reader will be used for Saturday’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.
    It therefore advised those thinking that the commission would have a rethink on the use of cards to perish the thought.
    The Chief Press Secretary to the chairman of the commission, Mr. Kayode Idowu, disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent.
    Some politicians such as the Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, had called on the commission to […]

  • Obasanjo okays Accreditation, talks about Smart Card Readers

    Obasanjo okays Accreditation, talks about Smart Card Readers

     

    Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian President, who stated that election is a constitutional issue, a ritual that we must go through, says the use of the smart card readers is a welcome development, calling on Nigerians to be patient.

    Commenting on his accreditation, he said: “what I have gone through is very okay. They checked my card, my finger print and they said it was okay and that I should come back and vote.

    “I have come to my polling station and what […]

  • PDP shares reasons why voter card readers are not needed

    PDP shares reasons why voter card readers are not needed

     

    The Nigerian presidency has expressed concern with the use of voter card readers for the forthcoming elections, questioning its legality and efficiency, and defending an earlier position of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on the matter.

    Vice President Namadi Sambo said Thursday that while his party was not against the use of card readers, which the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says will help curb vote fraud, it was concerned whether the decision is backed by law and about the […]

  • INEC to ensure enough card readers are supplied as back-up in case of power failure – Bode George

    INEC to ensure enough card readers are supplied as back-up in case of power failure – Bode George

     

    Chief Olabode George, former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday addressing newsmen in Lagos, urged the INEC to ensure there are enough card readers as back-up per polling unit in case of failure. See Excerpts:

    “It is brilliant to come up with the card reader. But INEC must come up with two, three or four systems per polling unit as back up instead of saying people will vote the next day in areas where it […]