We’ll deploy enhanced smart card readers for Ekiti poll – INEC

By Admin on 05/07/2018

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said yesterday that the Commission would deploy enhanced Smart Card Readers (SCRs) for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.


Yakubu, who dismissed claims that card readers have been preloaded and Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) cloned ahead of the election, also said that electoral process in the country has gone beyond the We’ll deploy enhanced smart card readers for Ekiti poll – INEC capacity of INEC officials.


Yakubu, who spoke at the opening of INEC Quarterly Consultative Meeting with political parties, said at least 35 political parties will take part in the Ekiti election.

“In Ekiti State, where we are deploying the enhanced Smart Card Readers (SCRs), this process has not even commenced. It is impossible to pre-load the card readers, let alone do so with cloned PVCs.


“In any case, electoral officials at polling units on Election Day will cross -check the voter’s name on the voters’ register which includes the voter’s photograph.


“The voter must be personally present in order to vote. It cannot be done by proxy or prior to Election Day.
Is the voters’ register already given to each of the 35 political parties fielding candidates in the Ekiti governorship election, also cloned? Is the bearer of the cloned card also going to have a cloned face to match the original photograph on the register printed from our database?

“We appeal to Nigerians to discountenance this unimaginative theory which is similar to the allegation of ‘scientific rigging’ before a previous stand-alone governorship election in which the Commission was accused of deploying a special ballot paper that altered the voter’s choice within minutes after it has been dropped into the ballot box in favour of another political party.”

Yakubu, who described the claim that the PVCs are cloned and smart card readers pre-loaded, as simply ludicrous, said the card readers are configured to specific polling units not more than 72 hours to the election and can only be operated by 8:00 a.m on election day

 

Posted on July, 5 2018

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