Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed its full readiness towards this Saturday general election. All equipment and materials are in place and the Smart Card Readers to be used are not expected to malfunction.
In a statement by Mr. Festus Okoye (INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee), the Smart Card Readers have been enhanced;
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“The batteries of the enhanced card readers can last longer now. The window of the smart card reader is wider and can read fingerprints better now.
“We have upgraded the smart card readers and the ones to be used for the election are smart card readers that can perform very well.
“So, we do not envisage the issue of malfunction. It will be reduced to the barest minimum.
“The issue of card readers unable to read peoples biometrics will be reduced to the barest minimum”.
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He also said, “What we did was to make up for shortfalls. Additional cards readers that we wanted have already arrived in the country and have been distributed to all the states.
“So, we don’t have challenge to the quality of smart card readers that would be used for these elections”.