Jega’s Stubbornness Responsible For Card Reader Challenge – PDP

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The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, described the inability of the Smart Card Readers (SCRs) to accredit President Goodluck Jonathan, Governors Jonah Jang of Plateau, James Ngilari of Adamawa and Isa Yuguda of Bauchi, among others, during the presidential and National Assembly polls, as a huge national embarrassment.

It has therefore called on the Professor Attahiru Jega-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to give Nigerians an explanation.

According to the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement, the failure of the SCRs during the elections across the country would have been avoided if INEC had listened to “sound advice from well-meaning individuals and organizations including the PDP regarding their deployment without proper testing”.

“The unfortunate development is a vindication of our earlier position that as good as the idea of card readers is, it was too virgin to be successfully used in a general election without proper testing especially in an environment as ours that is not entirely digitally proficient.”

The PDP has also called for the prosecution of INEC officials involved in the accreditation of under-aged persons in some states especially in the northern part of the country.


  1. when it was earlier said that underaged persons in the north are been registered jega said it was a lie and outrightly denied it,now the integrity of jega and inec is now questioned,yet inec officials went ahead to accredit this persons without reporting to security personels on such electoral malpractice,how are we not sure that cows and goats were not registered,jega should be arrested and prosecuted for fraud and electoral malpractice.


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