INEC Preparing To Use Card Readers In Accreditation Of Voters in the 2015 General Elections

December 24, 2014 12:30 pm

The Public Relations Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission () in Sokoto State, Alhaji Mohammed Musa, has said that the commission will use card readers for accreditation of voters during the forthcoming general elections in its avowed commitment to conduct free, fair and credible polls.

Musa spoke at a one day workshop organised by the Sokoto State Police Command for stakeholders ahead of the .

He also disclosed that in spite of the fact that many might doubt the commission’s ability to use card reader, INEC is very confident that it would be a huge success.

He said, “Though, some may say it is not possible but we are assuring Nigerians that it is doable hence we want to ensure that we get the very best for free, fair and credible election come 2015”.

According to Musa, it will be practically impossible to rig in the forthcoming elections, adding that INEC has removed polling units from traditional rulers’ residence, as well as religious places to ensure transparency.

He also insisted that all efforts have been put in place to avoid the worrisome delay in voting, which often time served as the cause of electoral violence.

Musa noted that INEC has also adequately addressed the issue of underage voting across the federation.

“Issue of underage voting has been giving INEC headache for quite a long time but now, we are on top of the situation hence all registration has been thoroughly edited. Though, not 100 but 90 percent sanitized. We have some of the underage cards with us now”, Musa added.

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