The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it will maintain the use of card readers for the verification of voters during Saturday’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.

INEC disclosed this in a statement on Monday, April 6, by Secretary to the Commission, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu.

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The statement read; “The provision of the guidelines for the conduct of the 2015 general election which outlined what is to be done if a card reader fails and cannot be replaced by the commission within the specified time frame (i.e. reschedule the election to the next day) will be enforced.

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“The relaxation of the guidelines on March 28 was only with respect to the Presidential and National Assembly election held on that date.

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“The Commission has reviewed the operation of the card reader in the 28th March elections, identified the challenges and has taken adequate measure to address them.”