INEC Replaces Burnt Card Readers In Ondo

INEC Replaces Burnt Card Readers In Ondo

By Wires Editor | The Trent on September 23, 2020
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Mahmood Yakubu, Maureen Chigbo, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Haroun Adamu, INEC
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it had replaced the over 5000 card readers that got burnt at its Akure office last month.

Mammud Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, stated this on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, in Akure in a chat with newsmen during his three days working visit to the state.

The INEC boss said he was in Ondo State to have on the spot assessment of the level of preparedness for the commission for the October 10 governorship election.

Yakubu said the electoral body would conduct credible and acceptable poll as it did in Edo State last Saturday.

He said the commission the card readers have been configured ahead of the governorship election.

His words: “We have already recovered some smart card readers. We, unfortunately, lost over 5000 smart card readers to the fire incident. We have however recovered by getting the requisite number of smart card readers from neighbouring Oyo state.

“They have already been delivered to Ondo state and that have been charged and configured and ready for the election on October 10 governorship election in the state.”

Yakubu said INEC would organise an interaction session with all stakeholders in the election including traditional rulers in the state to ensure the success of the election.

Source: The Nation

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