The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken legal action against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the Federal High Court in Abuja over INEC’s position on the use of card readers at the coming general elections.
In the court papers presented by the PDP, it asked the court to prevent INEC from postponing elections in a polling unit as a result of faulty card readers. INEC had in the past suspended or postponed voting due to the faultiness of card readers.
Part of the court papers:
“10. (a) In accordance with Section 49 (2) of the Electoral Act, a person intending to vote shall be verified to be the same person on the Register of Voters by use of the Smart Card Reader (SCR) in the manner prescribed in these Regulations and Guidelines.
“(b) Any poll official who violates the provision of Clause 10 (a) shall be deemed to be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to prosecution.”
See copies of the court papers below