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
Ibadan - The Minister of State for the
Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke
Akinjide, has faulted the use of card reader for accreditation in Saturday’s
presidential and National Assembly elections.
Akinjide told journalists on Saturday after her accreditation at her Ward 1,Unit 11, Amosun Village, Ona –Ara,
Ibadan, that the use of card reader was inappropriate.
"The use of card reader is good for verification, but
not for authentication of voters.
"In the past authentication was done with the use of
photographs, but now card reader is what is in vogue globally," she said.
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She, however, said
the technology was not perfect,
adding that "to use it for an event of short duration like this election
Meanwhile, elderly potential voters in Ilorin South Local
Government Area of Kwara are having challenges in being captured by the card
Voters, ranging between 80 to 90 years,
are having challenges with the
card reader identifying their finger prints.
An election observer, Mr Alawiye Teki, said the
accreditation process was slow, adding,
however that the entire exercise had been peaceful.
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