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Failing card readers raise fresh concern



With just three days separating Nigerians and the 2019 general elections, concerns are mounting over the efficiency of the system, especially the use of card readers.

Nigerians, who spoke with The Guardian on the matter, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to ensure seamless electioneering processes.

According to them, past experiences of where card readers failed to accredit voters accordingly, should be avoided if the entire process must be regarded as fast and transparent.

Indeed, in some of the previous elections across the country, card readers malfunctioned in many polling units, a situation that triggered undue delay in the accreditation process. The hitches ranged from rejection of permanent voters card (PVC), by the card readers, inability to capture the biometrics from finger tips, irregular capturing and fast battery drainage, among others.

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