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Friday, April 10, 2015

INEC improves on card reader for Governorship, State Assembly elections

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Enugu State, Prof. Chukwuemeka Onukaogu Thursday in Enugu, assured the Nigerian electorate that the card reader will be more user-friendly in the Governorship and State Assembly elections on Saturday, April11, ITRealms was reliably informed.

Speaking to news men,Onukaogu said that the commission has tasked its team of experts in Information Communications Technology (ICT) to adjust the card-reader to enable it function better than it did in the previous elections.

According to him, the commission is fully prepared for the elections on Saturday and it has taken delivery of sensitive materials from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), ITRealms reports. He said that the materials have been deployed in the various local government areas in the state.

On issue of security on the day of election he stated "We are going to hold a meeting with the Inter Agency Committee on Election Security (ICES), where we shall look into the complaints we got during the March 28 elections. We shall see if the level of security at the April 11 elections can increase more than that of the Presidential and National Assembly polls.

“We have noted some of the causes for the late arrival of materials and we have signed an agreement with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to ensure early delivery of th e materials,’’ he said.

Reacting to alleged possession of multiple Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) by some politicians during the March 28 elections, the REC said the matter is still under investigation.“We have set up a committee to investigate the matter. As soon as it is through with the investigations, we shall make a statement on that,” Onukaogu said.

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