The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has confirmed that anybody whose Everlasting Voter Card (PVC) just isn’t recognised by the Good Card Reader won’t be allowed to vote.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC Chairman, mentioned this on Thursday in Abuja throughout a press briefing on the fee’s readiness to conduct the rescheduled presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
He additionally answered questions on the logistics preparations for the elections.
He mentioned: “The fee has operated underneath the coverage that no citizen can vote with out the PVC issued by the fee and skim by the sensible card reader.
“Having introduced the full variety of registered voters and their distribution by age, gender and occupation, residents deserve the appropriate to know what number of PVCs have been collected throughout the nation.
“The final date for the gathering of PVCs was Monday 11th February 2019. Out of the 84,000,484 registered voters, the full variety of PVCs collected stands at 72,775,585, which represents 86.3% of the full PVCs produced. Detailed breakdown and percentages of assortment on state-by-state foundation have been printed on our web site jiffy in the past.”
Within the 2015 elections, electoral officers needed to resort to the handbook course of as the cardboard readers didn’t learn the PVCs.
In truth, former President Goodluck Jonathan and his spouse, Endurance Jonathan, spent greater than nearly an hour at their polling station in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, as not less than 4 card readers didn’t seize. He was finally accredited to vote manually and not using a card reader.