CHAIRMAN of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu says the Commission has successfully reconfigured all the card reader machines that will be used in the Saturday, February 23, election.
“Yesterday, I reported 95% completion of the configuration (of the card readers). I am pleased to report that we have now achieved 100% completion of the configuration,” Yakubu said on Wednesday in Abuja while breifing press on the progress by the Commission ahead of the Saturday polls.
He explained that the card readers are configured to specific polling units and only open for use at 8am in the morning on election day.
They automatically shut down by 10pm in order to forestall any illegal use of the card readers before the appointed time for elections,” he said.
On the movement of sensitive election materials to state, the INEC Chairman said “Having moved the sensitive materials to the 36 states and the FCT t the full deployment to the 774 local government areas nationwide will commence today and be concluded tomorrow (Thursday).”
“We have been making full progress on logistics. All other arrangements for the movement of personnel from the local government areas to the wards are on course,” he added.
He disclosed that 10 states- Adamawa, Anambra, Benue, Ekiti, Jigawa, Katsina, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, and Taraba have commenced the movement of materials to the local governments today. Other states will do so and conclude tomorrow.