True to general public demand on the need for the Independent National Electoral Commissthe (INEC) to conduct a mock trial of is card reader machines in an election situation, ahead of the forth coming general elections, the Nigerian electoral body has fixed today, Friday, March 07, 2015 to test-run the card readers.
INEC reveals that the scheduled field-testing of the Smart Card Readers (SCRs) will hold in 225 polling units and 358 voting points across 12 Registration Areas (Wards) in 12 states of the Federation.
The registration areas where the field-test would take place are in Delta, Rivers, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Kano, Taraba, Kebbi, Lagos, Bauchi, Niger and Nasarawa states.
“Affected RAs are in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs): Port Harcourt City (Rivers), Abakaliki (Ebonyi), Ado Ekiti (Ekiti), Gassol (Taraba), Kumbotso (Kano), Bunza (Kebbi), Kokona (Nasarawa), Shiroro (Niger), Ikeja (Lagos), Aguata (Anambra), Oshimili South (Delta) and Jama’are (Bauchi).”
*Source: Mr Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega.