Okorocha, Ihedioha express concern over use of Card Reader




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Owerri- Gov. , who is All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate Imo, has expressed reservations over use of INEC Card Reader for the ongoing general Nigeria.

Also, , Speaker of House of Representattives and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, expressed his reservations the use of the Card Reader.

duo spoke to newsmen separate interviews Owerri Sunday.

Gov. Okorocha observed that the Card Reader was functioning well and advised that people be allowed to vote with their Permanent Voters Card.

the conduct of the election, Okorocha noted that the election went normally but for efforts by some people to scuttle it.

“So far so good, aside the unwarranted arrests,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that it took some minutes before the Card Reader could identify the governor during the accreditation exercise on Saturday.

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Also reacting to the use of the Card Reader, Ihedioha through his Relations , Mr Chibuike Onyeukwu, said the use of the machine was successful in some parts of the state.

“It’s obvious that because of our technological difficulties, we are yet there.

“Because you can see that the accreditation time is lagging. It is not as efficient as it be.

thought it have been done on a very micro scale to try the card reader process; but interestingly we hear about the incidences of malfunctioning,” he said.

Ihedioha pointed out that the card reader will not give Nigerians what they wanted.

He called on INEC to combine the manual accreditation with the electronic voting in subsequent .

“Meanwhile, the turnout for the election is very satisfactory and encouraging,” he said.

NAN that INEC is collating the Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly in Imo as at the time of filling this report. (NAN)