APC seeks more time for accreditation, voting

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked INEC to extend the time for accreditation and voting to make up for the delay being experienced across the country by the use of card readers.

In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said extending the time for accreditation and voting will ensure that Nigerians who have queued up patiently at their polling units as early as 8 a.m. will not be disenfranchised.

It also urged INEC to recognize the letters from the various political party agents, since INEC was not able to fulfil its promise to accredit party agents, which used to be done by the parties themselves.

APC commended Nigerians for their patience in getting accredited, saying by waiting patiently to get accredited, they have shown an unprecedented commitment to the growth of democracy in the country.

The party said from the reports it has received from its field agents, it is clear that that the card reader, as a tool to enhance the credibility of elections in the country, has so far proved effective, despite the delays.

”The card reader is a novel tool in our elections and naturally there will be some initial hiccups. We understand that the delays were due to the failure to remove the protective films on the lenses of many card readers, the poor network of some of the sim cards in the card readers and the effect of jamming devices on the card readers.”

APC warned against the resort to manual accreditation in some parts of the country, where the card readers were being bypassed, saying it is against the electoral guidelines.

”People must continue to be patient until the card reader works,” the party said.


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  • kamal Kamoru

    GOD WILL JUDGE THESE APC PROPAGANDISTS!
    SO THEY NOW KNOW THE MEANING OF THE WORD ‘DISENFRANCHISED ‘????
    WELL, HEAR THIS;

    BREAKING NEWS: INEC DIRECTS OFFICIALS TO USE MANUAL METHOD FOLLOWING FAILURE OF CARD READERS!

    WE WILL GRADUALLY BEGIN TO KNOW THE REAL ENEMIES OF THAT COUNTRY!
    THEIR GAME OF DECEIT WILL CATCH UP WITH THEM!!
    LIARS!

  • burning spear

    LIAR MOHAMNED IS SICK PERIOD- WHEN WE SAID CARD READERS MUST NOT BE USED——————U AND TINUBU SAID IT WAS BECAUSE JONATHAN WANTED TO RIG THE ELECTIONS————NOW NKO?

  • burning spear

    SECURITY MEN HAVE ARRESTED AN ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS APC—WOMAN—LEADER—-MRS BASIRAT OYINKA OJUGBELE, WITH BOXES OF THUMP PRINTED ELECTORAL MATERIALS–SHE IS SIAD TO BE FROM OJOKORO AREA OF LAGOS STATE—-SHE WAS NABBED WITH THE THUMP PRINTED BALLOT PAPERS————–IN A VEHICLE WITH REGSIRATION NUMBER FKJ450XJ

    • Abdulkareem

      Lol! Badt guy!
      U dey hear gist o!
      Abeg keep it coming!

    • Elia

      A lair like his father, Jonathan. It is not a news that the money Jonathan cannot spend in the development of the country is being spend to hire propagandists, hackers, and manipulators like you. God is bigger than all of you.

  • Elias

    Burning Spear, you are a lair like your father, Jonathan. It is not a news that the money Jonathan cannot spend in the development of the country is being spend to hiring propagandists, hackers, and manipulators like you. God is bigger than all of you. Nearly all that opposition raised alarm of eventually came to manifestation. Initially, they didn’t want to hold election, now they have to steal the will of people. They have their hackers working for them manipulating INEC system.