Updated: March 4, 2021
The Independent National Electoral Commission is satisfied with the Nigerian presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday.
A national commissioner of the commission, Festus Okoye, briefed journalists in Abuja on Saturday.
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Okoye said despite reports of some violence, election delays and postponements, the process was good.
“As at this moment, INEC is generally satisfied with the process and the procedures for the conduct of this present election, notwithstanding the challenges relating to the commencement of polls in some polling units,” he said.
“The smart card reader is mandatory, therefore no staff of the commission or any ad hoc staff of the commission is permitted in whatever guise to deliberately refuse to use the smart card reader for the conduct of the election” he added.