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VIOLENCE: INEC TO RESCHEDULE ELECTIONS IN RIVERS, LAGOS, ANAMBRA

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that it would reschedule elections in some parts of rivers, Anambra and Lagos states where there were cases of violence and ballot box snatching.
The commission which specifically mentioned the national assembly elections in rivers state, also acknowledged the challenges of smart card readers, saying they have been resolved.
INEC commissioner and chairman of its information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, while giving an update on the ongoing elections, said where the malfunctioning of smart card readers were not resolved before the closing of elections, voting will continue the next day.
The commission also said that most of the challenges associated with smart card readers were resolved on time.
Mr. Okoye also threatened that any INEC official who deliberately refused to make use of the smart card readers would be prosecuted because that action contravened the electoral guidelines and provisions of the electoral act.

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