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INEC: no more inconclusive polls

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has assured Nigerians that he is working to ensure  that future elections are conclusive.

He gave the assurance yesterday while speaking at the 11th Public Lecture of The Electoral Institute (TEI) with the topic: “Between Refuge and Rights: Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Inclusive Electoral Process in Nigeria”, at the institute’s auditorium, Abuja.

Yakubu said the commission was poised to address the glitches experienced in the operation of Smart Card Readers as well as work towards ensuring that future elections were conclusive in the first ballot.

The INEC Chairman, who noted that the commission was satisfied with the processes, procedures as well as the conduct of the two governorship and two state assembly elections conducted so far under his leadership, admitted that there had been reports of glitches in the operation and functionality of the card readers with respect to the biometric authentication of voters.

He said: “Although the reported cases were not substantial to mar the elections, we are nevertheless determined that we address these challenges in future election.

 

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