INEC boss proposes mandatory use of Smart Card Readers for Bayelsa Gov election

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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the stakeholders meeting in Yenagoa on Thursday said it is mandatory to deploy smart card readers in the prosecution of governorship elections holding on the 16th day of November  in Bayelsa and Kogi states. This was confirmed through series of tweets via the Commission’s verified Twitter handle @inecnigeria.

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The meeting also featured the signing of Peace Accord by stakeholders in the presence of the Chairman Traditional Rulers Council of Bayelsa State, King Alfred Diete Spiff; and representative of the Christian Association of Nigeria and that of the Chief Imam. Yakubu said,”The Smart Card Readers have been configured and will be added to other sensitive materials and delivered together. Once again, let me reiterate that it is mandatory to use the SCRs for voter accreditation and authentication.”

Juliet Ekwebelam

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