The Ambassador of the United States of America, to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle says the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) deployed for the elections by INEC contains superior technology which he would recommend for use in his country.
The ambassador, who spoke with journalists at the International Conference Centre, venue of the National Collation Centre of the polls results, said, “They are more high tech than my voter card from the state of Virginia in the US. My voter card does not have biometric. It does not have my fingerprint. The high-tech gives the process more integrity”.
He commended INEC for the initiative, adding, that his country may need to come and study it so that it can be used in his country.
He expressed hope that INEC would address the challenges experienced in the use of card readers and move forward.
Entwistle, who said he monitored the elections in Abuja, expressed satisfaction over Nigerians’ patience and dedication to the smooth conduct of the exercise.
“Every place I went, I was impressed by patience and dedication of the Nigerian voter. I found that inspirational.”
Entwistle further said Nigerians had reminded the world of how beautiful democracy was, and that his nation’s government would be willing to work with anybody who emerged as winner of the presidential election.