Nigeria 2015 Election: Court declines to stop INEC from using card reader machines

ABUJA — The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, declined to issue an ex-parte order stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from deploying Card Reader Machines, CRM, for the conduct of the forthcoming general elections.

INEC CARD READER
INEC CARD READER

Instead of granting the ex-parte motion which was filed by four political parties—United Democratic Party (UDP), Action Alliance (AA), Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) and Alliance for Democracy (AD)— Justice Ademola Adeniyi ordered the plaintiffs to put INEC on notice to enable it appear in court on March 10 to enter its

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INEC acquires 20,000 extra card readers

The Independent National Electoral Commission has confirmed the procurement of about 20,000 backup card readers and 35,000 backup batteries as part of measures to tackle possible challenges during the accreditation and election exercise scheduled to hold card readeron March 28 and April 11.

Recently-held elections in countries like Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, Uganda, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guatemala and Colombia, which made use of similar biometric technologies, were marred with challenges like data manipulation, poor mobile networks, and breakdown of card readers.

In an interview with jounalists, Mr. Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, however, said with the procurement of backup devices, among other precautionary measures, it would lim

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Over 600,000 fake voters cards uncovered in Ogun State

Image of voters card from file to depict post
Image of voters card from file to depict post

ABEOKUTA—Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, yesterday, raised the alarm that no fewer than 600,000 fake Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, had been uncovered in the state.

Amosun, who held a closed door meeting with officials of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the state, including the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Timothy Ibitoye, later addressed newsmen, saying, over 600, 000 PVCs are currently lying fallow in the state.

He explained that 625,000 PVCs which carried the state code but the photographs on the ca

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Another Reason Why INEC Chairman, Jega Must Go

LAGOS — The South-West Presidential Contact Committee Group of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday called for the removal of Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Demands Power To Control Defection And Avoid 'Godfatherism'INEC, for gross dereliction of duty and deliberate partisan complicity.

In a communique issued at the end of its meeting in Lagos, the committee also described the intervention of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in the current national challenges as distorted, unstatesmanly, too personalised and provocative.

The communique was signed by Chief Olabode George, Senator Seye Ogunlewe, Maj.-Gen. A. T. Olanrewaju, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Chief Ebenezer Babatope and others.

The committee said it met and del

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I am now ABJ (Anything But Jonathan) – Obasanjo declares…

Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo has finally come out of his shell to reject Goodluck Jonathan’s second term…

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