Most of the Card Reader machines deployed for the conduct of Kogi Governorship election have been working effectively across
of NAN who visited some polling units in different parts of the state
observed that not much hitches had been recorded by INEC officials
handling the card readers.
Some party agents and election
officials who spoke with NAN in separate interviews also confirmed that
there was great improvement in the effectiveness of the machines
compared to the last general elections.
A visit to polling units
in Okene, Ogori-Magongo, Adavi, Ajaokuta, Kabba-Bunu, Mopa-Muro, Yagba
West and Yagba East local government areas of the state indicated that
the machines were working well.
NAN reports that only a few
challenges were encountered with the machines in Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu and
Ajaokuta local government areas of the state.
However, an INEC
official in Egbada-Egga in Ijumu Local Government Area, Mr Michael
Obinna, assured that the hitches associated with a few of the machines
were being addressed.
It will recalled that about 4,000 card reading machines had been deployed by INEC for the governorship election in the state.
The commission said the machines had been “configured, tested and ready to go”.
Meanwhile, the election has been generally peaceful across the state.
Source: PM News