Card Reader Testing: PDP worry over lapses

Olisa Metuh, Spokesman, PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party says it has noted the series of complains from Nigerians regarding reported lapses experienced in the Saturday’s testing of the PVC Card Readers by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in some states of the federation.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Saturday said the worrisome fall-out from the test “vindicates earlier widespread calls by stakeholders that the card readers should be thoroughly tested to ascertain their workability for free, fair and credible elections before being deployed for the actual polls.

The ruling party expressed worry over the reported lapses which include but not limited to non-verification of voters’ fingerprints even after authenticating their PVCs, slow accreditation process as a result of poor internet server operations in some locations, and apparent inadequate knowledge of the card readers by both INEC officials and voters.

“Our response to the emerging problems and challenges from Saturday’s testing of the card reader is ‘RES IPSA LOQUITOR’- the fact speak for itself. The PDP and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians await INEC’s official response and or its final decision after such defining challenges,” the party said.

The PDP restated that INEC must realize that Nigerians expects nothing short of error free and transparent process for credible elections come March 28 and April 11, 2015.

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