SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, (THEWILL) –
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has stated that the deployment of materials to all states across the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had been completed.
He disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja during a briefing on the progress made by the commission following the postponement of the general elections revealing that card readers have been configured to shutdown automatically by 10:00PM on the day of elections.
“They (the card readers) are configured to specific polling units and only open for use at 8:00AM on the Election Day; they will automatically shut down by 10:00PM in order to forestall any illegal use of the card readers before the appointed time for elections,” he said.
“Yesterday (Tuesday), I reported 95 per cent completion of the configuration. I am pleased to report that we have now achieved 100 per cent completion of the configuration. We are good to go on this call”.
The INEC chairman added that 10 states had already begun the movement of the materials to the local governments while other states would do so and conclude on Thursday.
He also said that only accredited diplomats will be allowed to move about as there is restriction on movement.