The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Bayelsa has declared 63 card Readers missing.
The Card Readers were declared missing this Tuesday in Yenagoa. by Wilfred Ifogah, INEC Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity. According to the commission, the machines got missing after the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections.
The card readers were found missing in Brass, Sagbama, Southern-Ijaw, Nembe and Yenagoa local government areas. Ifogah explained that one smart card disappeared in Brass ward 6 Unit 19; 24 in Nembe, ward 1, 4, 12 and 13 while 24 were not found in Southern-Ijaw, ward 1, 2, 3, 12, 15.
“Eight are missing in Sagbama ward 1 unit 5 and ward 6 unit 3 while in Yenagoa, a total of six are also missing in ward 1, 11 and 16 respectively.”
INEC, however, has appealed to persons in possession of the card readers to return them before Wednesday ahead of the House of Assembly election scheduled for Saturday.