The INEC Commissioner emphasised that the apex body has achieved a record of 80 per cent distribution and collection of the digital enabled permanent voters card PVC across the country.
The same, according to the commission, has ensured a logical deliverey of ballot papers and boxesto be used during the forthcoming elections. Chris Iyimoga said at least ''55,232,875 Permanent Voters Cards have been collected'', indicating that the electoral body has achieved 80 collection.
|Commissioner Chris Iyimoga at the Press Briefing. Pic credit: INEC|
''The Commission will meet with RECs and political parties next week to brief on INEC's readiness.The Commission will also meet accredited observers on the 19th to discuss the best practices for 2015 polls'' according to INEC.
The commision remarked on the on-going processes and preparations towards the elections that ''the Commission has conducted rigorous testing of card readers to test its functionality before Election Day.
Field testing of card readers will be done in different geopolitical zones ahead of 2015 polls''. Iyimoga stated.
On the issue of reported speculations over the removal of its Chairman before the rescheduled dates for the elections, Iyimoga said that the electoral body has no mandate to disclose the procedure of appointment or removal of its officials. ''It is an endorsement from the Nat. Assembly, the Commission is not in position to say when or how the Chairman will be removed from office''. said INEC Commisioner, Chris Iyimoga.
Written by Lashley Oladigbolu
Oladigbolu is the Acting President of Nigeria Union of Journalists Europe.