11 December 2018
As the 2019 general elections inch closer, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has foreclosed the use of incident forms, insisting that the measure was aimed at correcting abuses in previous elections.
The commission said its decision was based on its promise to deliver a credible and hitch free elections that will deepen the country’s democracy.
Chief Press Secretary to Chairman of the commission, Rotimi Lawrence, who confirmed the development, told The Guardian yesterday that all eligible voters will be accredited by Smart Card Readers (SCRs).
There has being anxiety among some political parties, stakeholders in the electoral process and the electorate over President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the new electoral act as amended by the National Assembly.
Some stakeholders have also expressed fear that with the President’s refusal to sign the amended electoral act, the election will be skewed in favour of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Read more