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Parties trade words over card reader

by Credible News

The Forum of Chairmen of Nigeria Political Parties has disagreed with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over its recent position on the efficacy of smart card readers for elections.

It blamed members of the PDP for what it called the naturalisation of card readers in relation to the voters register.

Chairman of National Unity Party, Chief Perry Opara made the forum’s position known in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.

Opara said it was the argument of members of the PDP before the Supreme Court that has made record of card readers inadmissible in court as proof of accreditation.

He urged the PDP to show that it is serious with legislative interventions in the electoral system by enjoining its members to lead the moves in the National Assembly for relevant amendments.

‘‘It is clear to even less political minds that the smart card readers’ efficacy has been politically and judicially neutralised and it must be mentioned that this was largely done by members of the PDP who argued before the Supreme Court against its relevance in relation to the voters register.

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