Card Reader: We’re vindicated – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that reports of challenges with the use of voter card readers across Nigeria have vindicated its opposition to the deployment of the device.

While card readers functioned smoothly at various voting centres during Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections, there were complaints from many centres about slow or completely dysfunctional machines.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, authorised the use of manual verification of voters after several complaints.

The PDP, which had opposed the use of card readers for the elections, said the development has justified its argument against card readers.

The party’s Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, told PREMIUM TIMES the ruling party had been vindicated.

“It was only the PDP that raised the issue of the challenges we might have with card readers. We said INEC should rectify or discard the card readers.

“When we raised these issues, people said we were being alarmist and opposed to the card readers. Now the election is going on and there are challenges with the card readers all over the country,” he said.

He added that as things stand, PDP was only concerned about “free, fair and credible election”.

“All we want is for this election to be free, fair and credible. If anyone rigs this election, it would be obvious to Nigerians.”

The Peoples Democratic Party had led other groups and individuals to pose stiff opposition to the use of the card readers for the elections.


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  • Uzoma John

    You are vindicated because you did everything possible to sabotage Nigerians and discredit INEC. We already know the work your hackers and jammers are doing. Jamming the card readers from working. Why not help promote a transparent process than looking for avenue to rig and write pre-arranged results just like in 2011. Vindicated ko.

  • Etang Chris

    I can remeber that Metu warned INEC of this impending disgrace and embarrassement. Jega is an embarrassment.

  • Etang Chris

    Shame to APC, for deceiving Jega.

  • Anene Mercy

    Jega should bury his face in shame.

  • Victor Gee

    Yes, Metu I was attacking u before but all u said about INEC and card reader is true. Pls forgive me.

  • Yusuf Ahmed

    This has shown that Jega was never ready by February 14. This is a disaster!

    • Segun

      You mean INEC ?

  • Rommel

    INEC is doing very well and the PDP did everything possible to sabotage this process,no going back on card readers.

    • Pause

      Try to visit a psychiatrist near you. It may turn out to be a life-changing visit for you

      • Rommel

        Animals, come and rig elections again,INEC has already disrupted the rigging plans of the PDP

        • Pause

          Stop thinking like an animal….

          You wrote this:

          “The manual voting simply means that it is no longer mandatory that fingers must be read by the machine but the PVC must be identified by the machine which is working 100% which means that INECs dream of reducing fraud is already successful”

          @Tobe then responded: “And what if the bearer of the pvc is not the actual owner?”

          WHAT SAY YOU TO @Tobe’s question?

          • Dumbo

            Go and vote and stop mourning more than the bereaved. Dr Dumbo said he is happy to hand over on May 29.

          • Tanko

            Why una dey use all these pseudo names na??
            Where are the tundemash, Tunsj, endingnaija etc etc??
            Una dey fear to use una name abi??
            Lwkm!!

          • Pause

            That shows that Dr.Jonathan is a true democrat. Curious why your dictator has not made similar statement.

            Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

          • Tobe

            Lol..thanx bro..
            The guy don dodge enter toilet…

          • Rommel

            How many times can you replicate it?I mean running from one polling booth to another, I tell you that by the time you have done it twice,the total number of accredited voters would have been collated and your efforts would have been in futility

          • Turaki

            Na naija b dis oo
            Welcome to the real world..

          • Pete

            What about those who bought or stole many PVCs and can now hire unregistered people to go and use them?

          • Pause

            exactly the point I made above too.

          • Rommel

            That number will be negligible and within the margin of error in anormal setting

          • Rommel

            I just answered him,read my response

          • Pause

            You have not answered it. Is this your answer?

            “How many times can you replicate it?I mean running from one polling booth to another, I tell you that by the time you have done it twice,the total number of accredited voters would have been collated and your efforts would have been in futility”

            My response is that if card readers can no longer identify who is holding it, do you not think that a rich party can buy them from owners and use them? At least that potentially possible!!! So a party invests N1 million to buy up card readers from authentic owners and send people to vote for them. What say you on that?

          • Abdulazeez Oyibo

            His hand and leg should be cut off on alternate sides! So serve as a deterrent to future elections riggers.

          • Pause

            Gee, I thought they had sacked all of you from Sambisa Forest….or did the Islamist saboteurs in our military assisted you to escape? You need rehabilitation for your mind works unlike any regular person. So hide before you are caught.

          • Abdulazeez Oyibo

            I dey kamkpe!

          • Pause

            come out on the street….that is when we know that “you dey kamkpe,” not when you are in hiding.

          • Abdulazeez Oyibo

            Sorry, I’m not an urchin or street rat!

          • Pause

            then why would advocate for cutting off people’s hands….? Or maybe you are an urchin or street rat but are yet to act upon it. Surely your mindset has what it takes to become either urchin or street rat. Do you not agree, based on what you are advocating?

          • Abdulazeez Oyibo

            I’d rather “kill myself or commit suicide” if I discuss this subject with a troll again. Goodbye forever!”

        • ThePenLives

          PDP rigging plans…i dont think so.. You know folks when you play a multiplayer game and your so good and people tell you your hacking. So pdp has won election Severalll times and everyone is claiming they are rigging. So let say they rigged their way. Then the PVC is 2 stop it.

          But then PDP(the riggers),and it specialist..Warned about the pvc failing…The thing was clear APC took it as yes see them trying to rig. and now it has failed. 80% areas are affected. the fact of PVC failing was so obvious, and it scares me APC was so much blinded by their hate and zeal to always be against pdp they didnt find any fault with the PVC

          is that same zeal, and so called “Change” that could cause problems. APC failed their very first test to me. tho i mean am 17 i could see the PVC failing. It was just 2 clear. but APC didnt see it.

          PDP may be riggers as you claim, but today they just proved to have one of the leadership qualities APC lack. and the only reason Nigeria is failing and would continue to fail is cause everyone is picking sides. Why did we conquer Ebola cause for once everyone was scared TOGETHER. and wanted it to END. Why is boko haram still alive cause we had people supporting them at first even argument picking sides and Not finding SOLUTION

          2015 is going to be a Great year
          #NigeriaDecides
          #TheWorldisWatching

          With love
          The pen lives team.

      • humm

        lol, omg. Ure hillarious.

    • Abdullahi Abdulrazak

      BREAKING NEWS: INEC DIRECTS OFFICIALS TO USE MANUAL METHOD AND DISCARD CARD READERS!

      GOD WILL JUDGE YOU LIARS AND PRETENDERS..WHO SEE WHITE AND CALL IT BLACK..AND BLACK WHITE!

      UNA GO CRY BLOOD VERY SOON!

      • Rommel

        The manual voting simply means that it is no longer mandatory that fingers must be read by the machine but the PVC must be identified by the machine which is working 100% which means that INECs dream of reducing fraud is already successful

        • Tobe

          And what if the bearer of the pvc is not the actual owner?
          No one wants elections to be rigged..but we have to be realistic. The result of the card reader test run was dismal.

          • Pete

            His small mind cannot comprehend such a likelihood!

          • Rommel

            You can only use any PVC for a particular polling booth it is registered for,so if you snatch anybody’s own,you can only use it in that particular polling booth otherwise,it is useless

          • Pause

            That is the point. So what stops interested parties from paying outstanding voters in affected polling booths in exchange for their PVC? It is possible. Snatching anyone’s PVC is an ineffective way, methink.

            Again once the card reader is discarded, it opens a whole lot of possibilities for rigging.

        • Pete

          …And if the bearer of the PVC isn’t the actual owner?

          • Rommel

            Only the PDP can think in that line,INEC has done its part,no system is 100% proof

          • Pause

            Hmmm….interesting…so Saint Buhari Thiefnubu, Fashola, Amaechi, Kwankwaso do not think that way, eeekwa?

            Why do APC people & supporters come across as less intelligent? It really bothers me why in the world could a normal commonsensical person hand over the biggest economy in Africa to such apparently less intelligent people, with all due respect?

          • Rommel

            Do you know why Nigerians were successful in 419? it was because Nigerians are criminally smart and many people from civilized world never knew that there were people whose brain only dishes out negativity,Tinubu is a hero,he remained and built a strong opposition party in a country where sycophancy is highest as people follow power.Those you mentioned want to provide alternative to the nonsense going on,They are too decent for low lives.

          • Pause

            Ok, @ Rommel if Thienubu is your hero, you have really really lost a bunch of respect. I mean I understand that you like APC but to use the word ‘hero’ against Thiefnubu’s name is shocking!!!

            Here is my last question for you.

            Might you consider visiting a psychiatrist near you. Who knows? It may turn out to be a life-changing visit for you? You never can tell what life has in store for you…

          • Rommel

            If you snatch a PVC and run to another polling booth,it will be useless as the card reader will identify that the PVC does not belong to that pooling booth

          • Abdulazeez Oyibo

            His hands and legs should be cut off on alternate sides!

          • Pause

            Gee, I thought they had sacked all of you from Sambisa Forest….or did the Islamist saboteurs in our military assisted you to escape?

    • Kemi

      There was a report that PDP was hiring Israelis to produce a device to jam the card readers in order to make the card readers look ineffective and the election incredible

      • Pause

        Kai…nawaaooooo…Gee…why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

  • inuwa kate

    I ma fuming here. Jega after all his promises still failed in his nonsense card reader. By His Grace Jonathan will still win.

    • Abdullahi Abdulrazak

      Ameen!

  • inuwa kate

    GEJ is the answer

  • inuwa kate

    APC tried to use Jega to rig but no way

  • kamal Kamoru

    The purpose of education is to enable one make rational and informed decisions. Sadly education seems to have been wasted on the members of that deceitful party APC!
    FROM THE STATISTICS RELEASED OF THE CARD READER TRIAL, ALL SANE PEOPLE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE RECIPE FOR FAILURE!
    I JUST HOPE THE LORD MOUTHED APC VUVUZELAS ON THIS FORUM WILL BE BOLD ENOUGH TO RE-POST THEIR ABUSES TO SOME OF US WHEN THIS ISSUE WAS PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED!
    VUVUZELAS LED BY THE GUTTER PRETENDER ‘TUNDEMESS’ AND HIS USUAL ALIASES!
    LIARS PROPAGANDISTS AND INSURGENTS!
    NA DIA BODI GO TELL DEM!!!
    I DEY LAFFOOOOO!

  • kate

    God Almighty will judge all of you. Remember, there’s life after death and you will answer one day.

  • Rommel

    The card reader has more than one function,authentication of the PVC and identification of the holder of the card through fingerprint verification,to the first part of card authentication,it is working 100% while the problem is with the fingerprint verification and so INEC directing that every voter whose card has been authenticated would vote is in order.This means that no one will can vote twice and no stuffing of ballot boxes and in this regard,INEC is already successful and all Nigerians of goodwill must celebrate this

    • Tanko

      You are trying hard o..too hard maybe.
      Well-done..

    • Pause

      But you are assuming all along that APC people have not rigged elections in the past. What makes you think that APC will win in a free & fair elections? What happened here is that APC has been throwing the proverbial heavy rocks around the glass-house neighborhood while forgetting that they too live in glass houses. MY POINT? The power of incumbency is on its own a significant advantage, rigging or no rigging. This presidential elections is PDP’s to lose!!! That is, only PDP can decide to lose the election, bottom line.

  • Pause

    Why do APC people & supporters come across as less intelligent people?

    A little commonsense can show that Jonathan is going to win.

    Buhari lost presidential elections in 2003, 2007, 2011. What then is Buhari counting on in 2015? Whatever Buhari is counting, how many votes would it bring for Buhari? This is a commonsensical way to answer both questions.

    Buhari lost with more than 10 million votes in 2011. Now, let us assume that whatever Buhari is counting on provide him with extra 5 million votes. Still Buhari is going to lose.

    • Soja

      Thats true common sense is not really common. From your last statement, if the 5million extra votes for Buhari is going to be taken away from the Jonathan’s excess of 10million votes then, my 5 year old daughter would know that if you take 5million from Jonathan’s 10million and you add it to Buhari’s vote it means Jonathan can not win, rather, they will be at par i.e. DRAW.

      Sorry ehn, you can now see that most of the time it’s people like you that see others as less intelligent that are actually the ones with IQ of 0.0000

      • Pause

        I did state that Jonathan scored MORE THAN 10 million votes than Buhari in 2011!!!

        If Buhari gets 5 million, Jonathan will still get more votes: EMPHASIS ON MORE THAN 10 million votes!!!

        To be specific, Jonathan scored 22,495,187 against Buhari’s 12,214, 853. So, still, Jonathan has more than 200,000 votes.

        Clearly your level of intelligence is at PAR with your 5 year old daughter’s. I advise that you allow her mother to be in charge of her education and intellectual stimulation. Everyone and Nigeria would be better off that way. Please do heed to this advise.

        • Soja

          eh ya! Now you are reeling out figures just to justify your moronic posting. Did you put these figures in your original posting? You goofed period.

          And I hope you know that you don’t just get simple majority to win presidential election in Nigeria. According to Nigerian constitution, it is stipulated that a presidential candidate will be duly elected after attaining both the highest number of votes cast; and has received at
          least a quarter of the votes at each of at least two-thirds of all the states and the FCT. If no candidate satisfies the requirement, a run off election will be held between the two leading candidates within seven days from the pronouncement of the result.

          With this your second analysis, you still GOOFED.

          I take back my analysis of your IQ level, I think its -1.5 and not 0.000 as I earlier mistakenly posted.

          • Pause

            Typical of APC people & supporters. They jump on issues without adequate information and then blame others when they are proven wrong. Ask your daughter or her mother or other family members to reread my post to explain to you what the phrase “more than 10 million” means. Clearly that is where your problem appears to have originated from.

            Now that you have been exposed to be less intelligent, you begin to grasp for some ‘air.’ You suddenly shifts gear to argue that “simple majority” is not required. So you admit that Buhari will lose majority, even if it is simple. For two-thirds of states (24 states) Jonathan got that too, and will get it again.

            Buhari cannot get up to 25% in 24 states. No way!! Jonathan will actually get more than 25% in more than 24 states.

            The only chance that Buhari has would have been to win majority of the votes while Jonathan get more than 25% in 24 states. Now that you too admit, based on the numbers we are using, that Jonathan gets even the simple majority, then Buhari is sent into early retirement after the weekend!!!
            It is 4-0. Buhari has broken Nigerian records of the worst presidential Loser.

            Why do APC people & supporters come across as less intelligent?

          • Soja

            Here we go again with your figures after goofing looking for anything to hold on to, so as to appear relevant. Even if you do regression analysis with your figures and no amount of ‘will’ or ‘shall’ can remove the fact that your IQ is likely -2.2 (I stand to be corrected). The more you try to argue your case, the deeper the hole you are digging for yourself.

            I doubt if you have anybody at home I can refer you to who can advise you not to be displaying your intelligent stup1dity in public.

            Don’t worry, I will put you out of your misery and stop responding to you maybe that will give you the feeling you desire that you have said something meaningful.

            I understand you want to be noticed, yeah, you win! you’ve been noticed,

          • Pause

            Kai…..regression analysis with which figures? What amount of data is necessary for a regression analysis to be valid?

            Please do not do this to your 5 years old daughter; allow her mother to do the education and intellectual stimulation.

            By the way, do you know that you can still go back to school, regardless of your age? It is better to do it now than wait to be doing when the poor daughter might be in the same school. If you wait, you may lose respect. So do it now, even an Open University of Nigeria can accept you.

            Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

          • Soja

            Hello friend, how market?

            Just checking on you to confirm if you are still alive (just trying to be my brother’s keeper)

            Abi you no get the “balls” to commit that suicide again??

          • El-batuta

            But Soja, aren’t you being generous? Methink he is much less than that.

        • August January

          But it was later discovered that there were over 6 million double registrations, which were later removed from the voters register. Majority of those 6 million must have gone to Jonathan. So the “fake” ones must be deducted from his score too, at least to the tune of 4 million

          • Pause

            Story, story, story….But let’s even go along with you that 6 million double registration went to Jonathan (of course you do not have to provide the source of your claim after all we are discussing with APC people & supporters), so you agree that he won with 4 million votes.

            So how many new voters can Buhari get in 2015 apart from the 12.3 million that voted for him? He will not get up to 3 million; that is being very generous. If you doubt the 3 million, tell me where he will get even the 3 million?

            Whatever be the case, my main argument is that Jonathan will win with at least a simple majority even if it will be 2 votes.

        • maxwell

          Oga, you are obviously focussing on the total votes and not the dtnamics of how the votes were arrived at. Do you know that more than 80% of what buhari had in 2011 is from the north and that it took the unholy alliance of Tinubu and Gej at that time in the SW to bolster Jonathan’s votes. Now fast forward to 2015 where that overwhelming support for Jonathan in the SW have more or less evaporated. Those votes are now heading in the direction of Buhari whereas his hold on northern vote is still there. Or do you think the northerners will now vote for Jonathan when they know how the election of 2011 was massively rigged for Jonathan. Anyway the elections are already on us and we’ll only need to wait and see.

          • Pause

            Apart from Lagos, available information on SW does not support your claims about Thiefnubu’s electoral capabilities. This election period would give a better insight. Yet we know already based on the elections in Osun & Ekiti and Mimiko’s Ondo that Thiefnubu is at best in the SW electoral lighterweight division. He is definitely not an Awolowo, Ige, and even an Obasanjo, and will never be, if you know what I mean. Jonathan/PDP will win at least 3 SW states and get 25% in all, so I have no idea what your ‘evaporation’ is all about. Observe more attentively and you would be amazed at what is actually evaporating in the SW.

      • Dumbo

        Arithmetic is not for everyone. Pause’s arithmetic is about counting the number of post he made online multiplied by the fixed rate per post = Naira earned per day. Typical e-rat.

        • Pause

          There we go again with SAINT DUMBO. Throwing e tanturm would not suffice but the issue. Stop running away from the issues. Engage the issue to display the sub-par quality of your mind….

          Still searching for answer. Why do APC people & supporters come across as less intelligent?

    • Kemi

      Forget about 2011, 2015 is a different ball game. The political landscape has changed since 2013. Buhari enjoys tremendous support across the Country. We did not see this level of passion and yearning for change in 2011. PDP can’t be too confident.

      • Gwongworo

        What passion? We see Boko Haram passion since 2011 when Buhari lost; We see former status-quo, born-to-rule beneficiaries’s passion to return Nigeria to old ways. If put all these people together, they are not up to 5 million voters (note that I purposely threw up this figure for it would be anything near this number). Given that Jonathan won by more than 10 million votes in 2011, commonsense suggests that Jonathan is going to win majority of the votes. Because Buhari has no way to win 25% in 24 states, it means that he would not fulfill the second condition and Jonathan wins too. What are we then making noises about?

        Why do APC people & supporters come across as less intelligent?

  • Walter

    With everything new, there are challenges. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE!!!

    • Mo

      Change from where? Buhari is the change? It’s laughable. Who are the members of your beloved APC that will bring you the change? Mr Tinubu? I’m always amused by the level of intellect of many of you. Those who jump-shifted from PDP because they couldn’t have their way and formed APC are the people you have placed your life in their hands to bring you change? Ummm I guess you seem to have amnesia. A dreamer might even be better.

  • Layo

    Vindicated for not being able to stuff ballot boxes? Pls keep quiet. Why don’t we go for option A4 then. Card reader has come to stay. It will improve gradually. You will still rig anyways.

    • Mo

      You plan for things, especially one as big as using a card reader in a national elections in a country like Nigeria before you put into practice or start implementing such measures. It’s only in Nigeria that we dabble into things without proper plan. From the on-set, they knew they were going to have issues with the card reader, but just like everything in Nigeria, either those who should know do the right thing or people like you on the side-line keep agitating for things you know nothing or little about.

      • Olu

        No snatching of ballot boxes.

        • Mo

          That’s the change? Who is currently the President of the country? Do you know? The election is being conducted under his watch? Are you really thinking?

      • August January

        Mumu! ATM fails sometimes. Therefore, its use should be stopped. Election riggers were caught pants down

        • Pause

          Gee…now that it has finally dawn on APC people & supporters card readers can fail like ATMs what is the lesson? Why did they not support the call to put alternative mechanisms into place?

          Ii is issues like this that force me to keep asking. Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

          What manner of people vote for APC/Buhari? How can any commonsensical people hand over the biggest economy in Africa to APC people & supporters given their level of intelligence they have displayed so far?

          • August January

            You’ll soon cry, because you’ll be so embarrassed by the magnitude of defeat Jonathan the thief has suffered already

          • Pause

            Mr. ATM, if your heart will not fail you, come back here on Tuesday express your feelings after they declare Jonathan winner again. Jonathan is a winner. Noisemaking cannot help APC.

          • August January

            After they “declare” Jonathan winner again? Not after Jonathan has won and declared. Meaning you still rely on your past method of “declaring” PDP by using all crooked means, but unfortunately for you, GOD HAS SHUT THAT DOOR AGAINST YOU PERMANENTLY… ELECTION RIGGERS! PDP AND JONATHAN WILL CRY!!!

          • Pause

            You just wait to see. There are less than 48 hours to retire Buhari forever!!!

          • August January

            Shame on PDP and its co-riggers. But God has ultimately disgraced you

      • debosky

        @Mo, the truth is that there is no amount of planning you can do, you will never know for certain until you test your idea or device on the field. Otherwise, why do we hear of recall of cars by manufacturers, were they not properly designed and planned for before they were released?. The card reader is a good thing, its progress in our electoral system, we cannot afford to stick with the old system, planning and not taking a risk to use new technology. The card reader has not disenfranchised anybody, as those who were not accredited by it were still allowed to vote, so why all the noise?

        • Pause

          Obviously it does not matter to you how much it costs the economy to run an election 2 days instead of one day….

          However…now that it has finally dawn on APC people & supporters card readers can fail like ATMs what is the lesson? Why did they not support the call to put alternative mechanisms into place?

          Ii is issues like this that force me to keep asking. Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

          What manner of people vote for APC/Buhari? How can any commonsensical people hand over the biggest economy in Africa to APC people & supporters given their level of intelligence they have displayed so far?

        • Mo

          @ debosky. Please, do not make claims you know nothing about. Before a car manufacturer brings a car to a showroom for sale, it must have gone through rigorous inspection, testing and many other technological check-up needed to make it function as it should. They do not throw cars out there to see how it drives and then do the checking later. In the United States which serves as a model to most of how you run your elections in Nigeria, they check their computerized systems for years before finally putting it into practice. In an election as big and important as that of Nigeria, you should not be doing things by trial and error method. We must learn to do things the right way otherwise nothing will ever change in Nigeria. No one is making any noise expect those like you who think they know anything when infact you have no idea where you are headed.

  • Etang Chris

    Jega refused to hear and take advice. He only listened to APC and Tinubu. Now it has backfired

    • Abdul

      PDP are just noisemakers, the card readers challenges are not as widespread as PDP are claiming, the should please let the process go on instead of trying to kill every good things.

      • August January

        God bless you. ATM fails sometimes. Therefore, PDP will tell us that its use should be stopped. Election riggers were caught pants down, and that’s the bitter pill Jonathan and his fellow thieves find difficult to swallow

  • onyekaokorie

    GeJ is leading

    • Abdul

      For where, stop deceiving yourself.

    • Ogom

      not even in your dreams

    • Hajiya Mai Doya(nee osibanjo)

      Hallelujah!
      Alhamdulillah!

    • Abdulazeez Oyibo

      In Bayelsa?

      • Pause

        entire SE & SS & NC so far; leading or has 25% of votes

        • Abdulazeez Oyibo

          You must be brain dead

          • Pause

            That means that you cannot believe, correct? It happens in 2011 and 2015. We are waiting for Sokoto & Zamfara as well as Jigawa, & Adamawa. Shock awaits you and likes.

  • Olu

    Thank God we are yet to hear the news of ballot box snatching. Major good and important thing the card reader has done. Thank you INEC.

    • Gudgovernancenotgoodluck

      Ballot box snatching in Rivers!

      • Olu

        May be after PDP “Hackers” have cause havoc and manual accreditation is now allowed.

        • Pause

          Why should PDP just cause havoc instead of blocking all the card readers if they have such capabilities?

          …now that it has finally dawn on APC people & supporters card readers can fail like ATMs what is the lesson? Why did they not support the call to put alternative mechanisms into place?

          Ii is issues like this that force me to keep asking. Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

          What manner of people vote for APC/Buhari? How can any commonsensical people hand over the biggest economy in Africa to APC people & supporters given their level of intelligence they have displayed so far?

          • Fancyupage dating

            No need to be afraid of change, if the card reader fails, there is an opportunity to do manual accreditation. The old system of voting is too primitive in a country like Nigeria and allow for too much fraud.

          • Pause

            Well, why did not manual accreditation agreed to at the onset? Could it not have saved us having to vote for 2 days, with its attendant costs? Does cost matter to APC people & supporters?

            Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

          • Fancyupage dating

            I smell frustration hahahahaha MR INTELLIGENT

          • Pause

            Not only that I smell both FRUSTRATION & DESPERATION Mr. IT-DOES-NOT-MATTER-IF-WE-ARE-DUMB-AS-FAR-AS-WE-KEEPING-VOTING-UNTIL-WE-WIN.

            Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

    • Godfrey Etokebe

      Lagos!!!

  • August January

    Jega caught election riggers pants down and they started shouting! How many cases of failure were recorded compared to the successful cases? For example, in Jonathan’s polling unit, only himself and his wife were rejected by the card readers amid hundreds of voters there. (A very symbolic occurrence — God and Nigerians have rejected PDP, Jona and his hippo of a wife.) On the few malfunctioning card readers, don’t we experience ATM failure sometimes? Do we now say the use of ATM should be stopped because of few isolated cases of failure? PDP and his members are election riggers, but God has disgraced them this time around. Congrats to President Buhari, and I pray every good thing will follow your choice by majority of Nigerians.

    • Fancyupage dating

      God bless you and the point is simple, there is an alternative to card reader’s failure, so why the contention?

      • Pause

        ..now that it has finally dawn on APC people & supporters card readers can fail like ATMs what is the lesson? Why did they not support the call to put alternative mechanisms into place?

        Why must we spend 2 days with the attendant costs, when we could have incorporated an agreed to alternative ab initio? Have you got the point others have been making for sometime, yet?

        It is issues like these that force me to keep asking. Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

        What manner of people vote for APC/Buhari? How can any commonsensical people hand over the biggest economy in Africa to APC people & supporters given their level of intelligence they have displayed so far?

        • Fancyupage dating

          I bet you think your write up is relevant…………If it means spending 3days cost to get a free and fair election it is worth it. Although I support GMB, however, It does not matter to me who wins as long as it is free and fair.

          • Pause

            I bet you think you are making sense…..if it means spending 3 days? Really? Curious what kind of place you work in? I smell you work in defrauding government for no one who has any sense of time can make such an argument. Why are we even using 3 days we could use a whole week. What’s the matter anyway?

          • Fancyupage dating

            Have yo ever heard of the saying, “It is not how far but how well” hahahahaha

          • Pause

            now, that is a dumb application of that saying…..c’mon….now… we see how APC would govern us, a reflection of the squandermania of the past; remember that Buhari was in the government that boasted that Nigeria did not know what to do with money….kai!!!

          • Fancyupage dating

            You still don’t get it, it is not about you and I, It is about what Nigerians want. The majority will carry the vote. Don’t get the hump for nothing.

          • Pause

            Yes, that was what they told us when they squandered Nigeria’s oil wealth.

            Of course that the majority would carry the vote; we just want APC to respect it.

            Majority carried the votes in 2003, 2007, 2011 and sure in 2015. In 2011, Buhari supporters killed at least 800 people and destroyed properties worth billions of naira and later supported Boko Haram.

            Here we go again, will APC people & supporters allow the majority to carry the vote without killing innocent Nigerians? Can you assure Nigerians? Or you still do not get it or select to continue to be acting dumb?

            Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

          • Fancyupage dating

            Wait until the results are declared, and Jona has joined the league to squander the wealth. He sold PHCN to insolvent companies, we still import fuel despite capability to develop refineries and be self reliant, we lack security, don’t be deceived, the drum of change is louder than you can imagine.

          • Pause

            Jonathan will win the elections. Keep playing mind games with your own mind.

          • Tonnero

            My friend, campaigns are over. Go and vote.

          • Fancyupage dating

            Dont mind him, he will soon wake up to reality

          • Pause

            If your heart does not fail you, come back here by Tuesday to tell us how you feel after Jonathan is re-elected.

          • Pause

            Curious what you are doing here with your campaign…go to work; stop looking for a regressive government of yesteryears. Nigerians are moving forward. Backward never!!!

  • ThePenLives

    People it is not a claim or pdp or anything. Watch the news. The thing is bad. My dad went to vote he was there for hourssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!. PDP did warn about using it same as IT expert but no one listened everyone was making claims that pdp wanted to Rig election. The fact is the thing is Widespread. majority affected. And even tho is only minority you know are you saying the minority is not important.

    I for one am happy 🙂 PDP got vindicated. And i still dont believe Buhari is the change Nigeria needs (look at pvc)…Not jonathan either but Jonathan is all we got but we see how it ends. i feel a man who did half of the things Buhari did in his reign is not to be trusted with power even and its sad how easily Nigerias have forgotten. i really do wish they fix it tho so if PDP wins 🙂 everyone can shut up but i bet they would still say pdp rigged pvc cards. If APC wins still ok. My own is whoever wins seat grant me 24hrs light 🙂 i have things to do abeg. and next world cup Nepa must no disappoint.

    Nigeria is in God hands
    Nigeria Decide.
    #TheWorldisWatching
    #PDP vs #APC

    • Fancyupage dating

      Every new system comes with teething stage, we need to bite the bullet at some point to grow as a country. The truth is why are people making noise by the card readers challenges when there is an alternative, which is manual accreditation. Hence no how would someone be denied opportunity to vote due to card reader’s failure.

      • Pause

        ..now that it has finally dawn on APC people & supporters card readers can fail like ATMs what is the lesson? Why did they not support the call to put alternative mechanisms into place?

        Why must we spend 2 days with the attendant costs, when we could have incorporated an agreed to alternative ab initio? Have you got the point others have been making for sometime?

        It is issues like these that force me to keep asking. Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

        What manner of people vote for APC/Buhari? How can any commonsensical people hand over the biggest economy in Africa to APC people & supporters given their level of intelligence they have displayed so far?

        • dareolu1

          Why did they not support the call to put alternative mechanisms into place?…where you drunk while typing this or you never even voted, maybe, I am a Yoruba, I live in Lagos, both me and my dads thumprint was disapproved by the card readers, it was manual accreditation I had to do in order to vote, that’s the same thing Jonathan did, what then are you complaining about, did INEC not do their best…..pls just hide you and PDPs ignorant shame away for your own benefit, you can as well start walking bare footed from now henceforth simply because car breaks fail…rubbish!!!

          • Fancyupage dating

            Dont mind him, he is still living in the past, the wind of change is stronger than you can imagine. Iya oki se omi obe

          • Pause

            Heart failure is possible for people like you by the time you get to find out that Jonathan won. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

          • Pause

            Your family experience is insignificant to the number of people who have to come back tomorrow across the country. Do you know how much that would cost? Why did INEC not agree to manual accreditation? That way people could have been accredited manually.

            As for the elections, PDP will win the presidential elections. Come back here tomorrow or next to complete the conversation if your heart will not fail you upon hearing the results.

        • El-batuta

          You don’t come across as an intelligent person, and you are not an APC supporter.

          • Pause

            I am sure you have not read the full thread to see what your members spit as brain. That is why I keep asking around to find out why APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent. Do you have any idea why?

          • El-batuta

            My members? What do you mean by “your members”? And you consider yourself intelligent?

    • AIYEKOTO

      The card readers are intentionally sabotaged by the PDP sympathising electoral officers so as to allow manual identification and thereby multiple voting. The card readers have been test driven and found functional just like a new car test driven to ascertain its workability. Do you advise against travelling in a new car because it might fail to function? PDP has not been vindicated but we have seen what PDP has planned and executed.

    • dareolu1

      Don’t use a plane to fly outside the country again becasue one just crashed in France recently, pls walk bare footed anytime you’re going to USA, UK, Canada or Australia….National morons!!!!!!

  • Elias

    If you believe Nigeria situation, as it is now, is okay with you, it shows how much you know about good governance. PDP win at-all-cost is frustrating the system. They hired Hackers to manipulate INEC system. But, PDP will still fail.

    • Pause

      Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

      What manner of people vote for APC/Buhari? How can any commonsensical people hand over the biggest economy in Africa to APC people & supporters given their level of intelligence they have displayed so far?

      • The Cross

        Thank God, you have aptly described yourself. Low IQ and all of that! Given the performance of PDP and you still want the oppression of NIgerians to continue! May your life and that of of your family be like the way and manner Jonathan and PDP ran Nigeria in the last six years! Whatever your name is, say: Amen!
        Useless man!

        • Pause

          Oppression of Nigerians to continue…? And then we should hand it over to the worst dictator evert to hold power in Nigeria?

          Why do APC people & supporters always come across as less intelligent?

          • CHRISTOPHER AGBO

            The worst dictator to ever rule Nigeria was Abacha, go to school or find a job

          • Pause

            It is Buhari who made a decree and then applied it retroactively!!!!

          • CHRISTOPHER AGBO

            Just pause, Abacha was the worst dictator to rule Nigeria, when he died the whole of Nigeria rejoiced, I’m beginning to feel that joy once more at last! Nigerians are voting Jonathan out, at last the people of Nigeria have taken power back into their hands.

          • Pause

            Well Nigerians rejoiced when brutal Dictator Buhari was overthrowned. Remember that Buhari worked for Abacha so Buhari is not only a dictator, Islamist, and corrupt (because he benefits from a corruptly structured Nigerian nation; if you ask me that is the grandfather of all corruption strategy). Wake up because you benefit nothing by refusing to learn!!

  • Sams

    Is it a coincidence that most of the card reader problems are in the SS and the SE??? PDP wants manual accreditation in those areas, that is the only way they can rig, and the only places they will be allowed to rig.

  • George Ager.A

    Olisah metuh learning how to play opposition politics already!

  • Curseless

    Let us give Professor Jega some credit because if they pay me 2 billion Naira to do that work he is doing in Nigeria I will decline it. That man is under serious stress with the type of people he has to contend with for years and I’m sure that history will be kind to him for the foundation he had laid so far. He definitely can not satisfy everyone particularly those that are used to rigging elections which in my opinion is an electoral coup.

    • MindYourself

      thanks! Jega should be forced to contest to contest for the presidency in the next dispensation. He is wonderful!

  • Frank Bassey

    You can imagine what would have happened had the election been held on Feb. 14.

  • MindYourself

    Jega did not allow the allow the massive rigging planned by the government. So what do you expect them to say. Let them go through all the ballot boxes and scientifically check those that voted twice there. It would be hard to find.

  • simone

    It is amazing that some people think the card readers are supposed to work for what they are or by some special “divine design”. If there is no conscious effort on our part to make it work, it will not work. How much education did PDP or even the APC, do for their voters on how the device work? We have to make concerted effort to educate ourselves about things that have significant consequences on our future as a nation. If you do not harbor any sinister motives, I see no reason why you should not try to make the card reader work. It is a big plus for our democracy. The more we use it the better we will get at using it. I give INEC an 8 out of 10.

  • Rommel

    The PDP chairman gave the card reader thumbs up so which PDP is this? is Olisa Metuh now running the PDP alone?

  • Ich bin

    Mr Olisa Metuh, I am sorry to say that you are a useless man, I wonder if Bill Gate or Apple got it right in 4 years, technology is a gradual process and there must be some challenges on the long run, why only Pdp complaining,crying,whining? Mr Metuh go relax and let technology take is due process in Nigeria. God bless us all.

  • Ubiwe Eriye

    At the end of it all, a competent court will on April 22,2015 or soon thereafter declare GMB unqualified and ineligible to contest, having failed to show proof of his WASC, the minimum educational qualification for contesting election and lying under oath of it’s existence.,

  • Fatai Fehintola

    Notwithstanding the hitches, INEC should be credited, at least, for its efforts at sanitizing our electoral process! Those engaging in blame game are being left behind by the train!