The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says no third parties are involved in the configuration of card readers. The INEC Chairman said this on Tuesday while responding to questions during a press briefing in Abuja.
According to him, the dispatching, white-listing, installation, upgrading of software, configuration of smart card readers are done entirely by the officials of the Commission, noting that there is no way any vendor outside can be involved in the configuration of the commission’s smart card readers.
He noted that the configuration is entirely done by the Commission’s IT under the supervision at state level of HODs ICT or some official from headquarters of the Commission so there is no way any vendor can partake in the configuration of smart card readers.
Speaking further, the INEC boss noted that the Commission as of Monday, had achieved 95 per cent configuration of the 180,000 smartcard readers and the process would be completed by Wednesday. Professor Yabuku again offered his regrets over the postponement of the elections, saying the Commission is working hard to ensure that the rescheduled elections hold and are free and fair.