INEC INSISTS ON THE USE OF CARD READERS AS PART OF SATURDAY’S ELECTIONS
Written by thereachfm on March 5, 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today warned that any community that refuses to use the smart card readers during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly polls will be doing so at their own risk.
INEC insisted that the smart card readers are integral part of the electoral process and that it is mandatory for it to be used during the election.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Niger State, Sam Egwu, told newsmen in Minna, Niger State ahead of Saturday’s polls that the commission discovered that in some parts of the state during the presidential and National Assembly elections voters refused to use the smart card readers.
He also said that there was no link between the networks of the telecommunications service providers and smart card readers, insisting that card readers operate independently of telephone networks.