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INEC insists on use of card reader machines for Kogi, Bayelsa polls

16 October 2015, 17:51

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it will make use of the card reader machines and the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) for the forthcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States, reports Vanguard.

INEC’s National Commissioner, Lawrence Nwuruku, who revealed this in Abuja on Thursday, maintained that the use of manual voting would not be use for the two governorship elections.

Also read: INEC recruits 13 052 officials for Kogi guber poll

He said the commission has learned a lot of lessons from using card readers during the last general elections and does not envisage any problem again using them for the Bayelsa and Kogi elections.

He noted that the commission would soon start the printing of ballot papers, the result sheets and sensitive and non-sensitive materials that would be used for the two elections.

On the security arrangements for the elections, Nwaruku assured that the INEC will continue to do its best to ensure the safety of staff and materials.

Read more at Vanguard.

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