INEC Ready For Saturday February 23rd Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again assured Nigerians that it is ready to conduct the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, having completed 100 per cent reconfiguration of the Smart Card Readers (SCRs).
Seasonnews.com.ng unveils that Its Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this Wednesday while addressing a press conference to update Nigerians on the preparedness of the commission.
He stated: “At Tuesday’s briefing, we reported that we achieved 95 per cent configuration of the Smart Card Readers (SCR) nationwide. The card readers were introduced in the 2015 general elections to facilitate the accreditation of voters using the PVCs.
‘’They are configured to specific polling units and only open for use at 8am on Election Day. They automatically shut down by 10 pm in order to forestall any illegal use before the appointed time of elections. I am pleased to report that we have now achieved 100 per cent completion of the configuration. We are good to go on this score.
“Similarly, I briefed you yesterday that our state offices had commenced the process of inviting stakeholders to the Central Bank of Nigeria to examine the retrieved materials deployed last week and to witness the batching of materials according to local government areas. Reports from the states indicate full compliance.