The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday reported that Card Readers would be utilized for Saturday’s governorship and places of assembly elections all over the nation.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission wishes to inform all Nigerians that Card Readers will be used for the April 11, 2015 Elections,” Augusta Ogakwu, Secretary to the Commission, said in a statement Monday morning. 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 28thMarch Elections, identified the challenges and has taken adequate measures to address them.”