Over 6,000 Card Readers In Place For Anambra – INEC

A card reader displays a thumb print of a voter as an electoral officer scans the thumb print of a voter at a polling unit at the start of general elections in Daura, northwest Nigeria, March 28, 2015. Nigerians went to the polls on Saturday in what looks set to be the first genuine electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999, in which an opposition candidate has a fighting chance of unseating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

BEVERLY HILLS, October 10, (THEWILL) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it had deployed over 6, 000 card reader machines to ensure smooth conduct of the Nov. 18, Anambra governorship election.

Mr Charles Mbanaja, INEC Administrative Secretary in Anambra, made this known in an interview with NAN in Awka saying that of the machines provided, 5,000 had been tested and found to be in good working condition.

The secretary assured stakeholders of the readiness of the commission to provide a level playing ground to in all candidates participating in the election and urged politicians to play by the rules.

He said INEC had embarked on public enlightenment to sensitise the people on the electoral processes, especially the voting system to address re-occurring cases of invalid votes and other related electoral shortcomings during the election.

Mbanaja said that the commission had also organised a voters’ education forum, which was attended by stakeholders in the electoral process in a bid to ensure smooth conduct of the polls.

He called on the people of the state to cooperate with the INEC to ensure that the election was hitch free, free, fair and acceptable.

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