Card Reader Failure: We were right – PDP

By Post Nigeria March 28, 2015 18:40

Card Reader Failure: We were right – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the mass failure that trailed the use of Smart Card Readers in the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, stating that the development has justified its argument against card readers.

The National Secretary PDP, Olisah Metuh who stated this on Saturday stressed that the ruling party has been vindicated.

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

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

INEC had issued a press statement through its twitter handle directing its officials to switch over to the use of manual accreditation because of the challenges posed by the card readers in various polling stations across the Federation.