Senate President, Senator David Mark, on Saturday, March 28, 2015 expressed worry over the failure of card readers to accredit voters in some polling units in the elections which were held across the country.
Speaking to newsmen after casting his vote in Otukpo Ward 1, Otukpo, Benue State, Senator Mark remarked that the elections in his ward was peaceful and hitch free, although he frowned at the inadequacies of the card readers in several centers.
He said the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday was largely peaceful in his constituency but expressed concern over the reported cases of malfunctioned card readers.
He said his constituency was “generally peaceful and well-organised. The voters queued and complied with the rules.
“The Otukpo Ward 1 to me is a very well organised polling unit. The people here have been on queue. I have no report of any failure or lapses. But the reports from some areas indicate that card readers have been malfunctioning.
“This situation may not allow many people to participate in the elections. INEC should as a matter of urgency rise up to the challenge and salvage the situation.”