The Independent National Commission (INEC) has updated Nigerians on the configuration of Smart Card readers ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, February 23.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC, while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja promised that the configuration of the card readers would be completed on Wednesday.
“You will recall in my last address to stakeholders on Saturday I mentioned that we intended to deployed card readers and we identified very clear time line for the delivery of the card readers.
“I want to report that as at last night, we have achieved 95 per cent configuration of the 180,000 card readers and this process is going to be completed early morning on Wednesday, one day ahead of schedule.
“We also told stakeholders that in response to appeal to the commission to extend the period of campaign by political parties, the commission yesterday also met with party leaders and extended the period for campaign to midnight of Thursday.
“Because of the extension of state elections taking place on March 9, the commission hereby extends the campaign for that election to Thursday before the election date.