ABUJA: THE Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Bukola Saraki, has criticized individuals and organisations opposing the use of the card reader during next month’s elections.
Ahead of the rescheduled polls, there has been some resistance to moves by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use the system.
Saraki claimed those “clamouring” for non-usage of the card readers intended to rig the process. He assured that the card reader will improve the credibility of the process.
“The card reader was introduced to improve the integrity of the accreditation process and unless some people are planning to rig, why will they oppose the use of the card reader.
“Please don’t disenfranchise yourself from performing your civic responsibility. Get your PVC,” he urged prospective voters.
His sentiments came on Thursday, a day after Chairman of INEC, Prof Attahiru Jega, during interaction with the senators, said the card reader would add value to the electoral process.
He said the use of the cards reader was constitutional and did not contravene any section of the Electoral Act, 2010 as amended. The elections are scheduled for Match 28 and April 11.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY