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INEC declares card reader a must for Kogi and Bayelsa elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that it is mandatory for card readers to be used during the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this on Thursday at a stakeholders’ meeting in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital, tweets via the Commission’s verified Twitter handle @inecnigeria stated.

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The meeting also featured the signing of Peace Accord by stakeholders in the presence of the Chairman Traditional Rulers Council of Bayelsa State, King Alfred Diete Spiff; and representatives of the Christian Association of Nigeria and that of the Chief Imam.

Yakubu said: ”The Smart Card Readers have been configured and will be added to other sensitive materials and delivered together.

“Once again, let me reiterate that it is mandatory to use the SCRs for voter accreditation and authentication.”

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