PDP Expresses Worry Over Use Of Card Readers By INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has noted series of complains from Nigerians regarding reported lapses experienced in the Saturday’s
testing of the PVC Card Readers by the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) in some states of the federation.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Saturday
said the worrisome fall-out from the test “vindicates earlier widespread
calls by stakeholders that the card readers should be thoroughly tested
to ascertain their workability for free, fair and credible elections
before being deployed for the actual polls.

The ruling party expressed worry over the reported lapses which include
but not limited to non-verification of voters’ fingerprints even after
authenticating their PVCs, slow accreditation process as a result of
poor internet server operations in some locations, and apparent
inadequate knowledge of the card readers by both INEC officials and

“Our response to the emerging problems and challenges from Saturday’s
testing of the card reader is ‘RES IPSA LOQUITOR’- the fact speak for
itself. The PDP and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians await INEC’s
official response and or its final decision after such defining
challenges”, the party said.

The PDP restated that INEC must realize that Nigerians expects nothing
short of error free and transparent process for credible elections come
March 28 and April 11, 2015.


Olisa Metuh
National Publicity Secretary


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