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INEC finds card reader usage solution

2015-03-19 16:49
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has finally found a solution to ensure that its card readers will be protected from being hacked or jammed on Election day, Naij reported.

This comes after the organisation got word of insinuations from individuals that there would be an attempt to disrupt the elections by hacking or jamming the card readers.

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Chidi Nwafor, the Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), stated this at a Situation Room Dialogue with INEC officials.

Nwafor highlighted that Permanent Voting Cards(PVC's) and card readers would assist in eliminating fraudulent activities at the elections.

Addressing officials, he said: "I want to assure you that we have done everything possible in terms of security issues, in terms of when it was being designed, we have considered a lot of things."

Nwafor added that curbing illegal activity regarding the elections was not only the duty of INEC, but of all stakeholders involved.

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