The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said the electoral body decided to introduce card readers for February elections in order to verify the rightful owners of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
This was disclosed by Mr Abdulganiyu Bello, the Electoral Officer for Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara on Tuesday in Kosubosu at a meeting with stakeholders in the area.
He said the device would stop impersonation and voting by proxy during the general elections.
He called on the voting populace to cooperate with INEC officials in ensuring a hitch-free exercise.
“Let’s target peaceful electioneering; I want to urge politicians not to cause any disruption because you believe a particular place is a stronghold of opponents.
“The result in that place might be helpful in the eventual outcome,” he said.
Bello also said the commission would ensure that no polling unit had more than 750 registered voters.