Dino Melaye vs Smart Adeyemi: INEC gives update on use of card readers during Saturday’s Kogi rerun election



The Independent National Electoral Commission (lNEC) says it will continue to use and deploy the Smart Card Reader(SCR) in all elections, including that of Saturday’s rerun election in Kogi West Senatorial District, Ajaokuta Federal Constituency and Sabuwa State Constituency.

The Commission disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, on Thursday in Abuja, NAN reports.

INEC said that the clarification became necessary in the light of remarks attributed to Okoye at a programme by the Situation Room, which gave the impression that Smart Card Readers were no longer useful in the electoral process.

“To the contrary, the National Commissioner spoke in the context of attempts by some…



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