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PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by Clerverly: 3:48pm On Feb 13, 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the use of card readers for the general election.

In a suit filed before the federal high court in Abuja, the party asked the court to restrict INEC from postponing elections in any polling unit as a result of a malfunctioning card reader.

INEC had said elections in the case where a smart card reader malfunctions, voting will be suspended till a new card reader arrives, or postponed till the next day if a replacement is not available by 2pm.

In the suit dated February 11 a copy of which was sent to TheCable, the party argued that INEC’s insistence — in its regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the elections — that a voter’s identity must be confirmed by the card reader is inconsistent with provisions of the electoral act.

The paragraph states: “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.”

The party said this particular regulation does not align with section 49 of the electoral act. The section states: “(1) A person intending to vote with his voter’s card, shall present Issue of ballot papers himself to a Presiding Officer at the polling unit in the constituency in which his name is registered with his voter’s card.

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by Clerverly: 3:48pm On Feb 13, 2019
grin grin grin grin No More 1.8 Million Votes From Rivers. grin

Yeye Party!.

No wonder they are burning PVC and Card Readers across the states!

PDP will be dealt with seriously on Saturday..

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by Nobody: 3:54pm On Feb 13, 2019
A compensating thread for zombies.

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by nameo: 3:55pm On Feb 13, 2019
What the article is saying and the OP interpretation as well as the title are not the same.

This is just silly propaganda. And the OP has still not gotten it: APC kinda propaganda no longer works.

PDP is asking the court to prevent INEC from postponing elections where INEC itself cannot guarantee a card reader as will likely be the case in Anambra. . And they are very correct. Imagine Anambra been postponed cos some persons went to deliberately burn card readers needed for the election.

PDP is saying no to Osun type rigging.

I agree with them

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by Clerverly: 3:56pm On Feb 13, 2019
nameo:
What the article is saying and the OP interpretation as well as the title are not the same.

This is just silly propaganda. And the OP has still not gotten it: APC kinda propaganda no longer works.

PDP is asking the court to prevent INEC to postpone elections where INRC itself cannot guarantee a card reader. And they are very correct. Imagine Anambra been postponed cos some persons went to deliberately burn card readers needed for the election.

PDP is saying no to Osun type rigging.

I agree with them


Ipob analysis grin grin

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by jamaicabakare(m): 3:56pm On Feb 13, 2019
Losers grin

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by sammyj: 3:57pm On Feb 13, 2019
PDP is a goner on this one. grin grin

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by modath(f): 3:58pm On Feb 13, 2019
cheesy cheesy

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by TIGRITIS: 3:59pm On Feb 13, 2019
So card reader that is already part of the electoral process should be cancelled because of your rigging plan? This thief must be mistaking Nigerians for his inherited online pigs.

Lay all foolish foundation to discredit the decision of Nigerians as much as you can, you Cameroonian thief and your inherited pigs will not go close to aso rock.

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by yrex01(m): 3:59pm On Feb 13, 2019
They don dey fear already. I tot they said they r confident in wining this. Awon loser.

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by rottennaija(m): 3:59pm On Feb 13, 2019
Oh I see. Smart move by pdp.
Try to get court injunction barring inec from the use of card reader just very close to the Election. So that there is no time for the court or INEC to consider the case. But the injunction has already been secured.

No doubt, this may be one of the things referred to on the 5th Feb letter to Dr. Saraki (see below). Dubai strategy I deeded.

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by donphiilopus(m): 4:00pm On Feb 13, 2019
Are they no longer certain of 80% of votes in Edo, 70% in Katsina, 75% in Kano, 80% in Lagos and 100% in Rivers? Very funny set of peeps.

With what I've been getting from my friends in Delta, Atiku would be very lucky to win there. If at all he wins, it would be 55:45%. This state gave PDP more than 1.2m votes in 2015 while Buhari could only manage to secure around 49k votes that year.

I stand to be corrected though but there's no state in Nigeria where PDP is certain of a million vote come Saturday. Their defeat is becoming visible, audible, vocal and perceivable to them reason they've been approaching different courts lately for infinitesimal issues. I won't be surprised to see them in the basketball court soon. grin

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by zlantanfan: 4:02pm On Feb 13, 2019
I have sat back to watch how the PDP e-rats have taken over nairaland dishing out series of propaganda back to back eg tinubu,oshomole made path to atiku.

The propaganda had been carefully kept to be bombarded in swaying opinions, while the pigs are already having their "victory lap" I do hope when they would be magmanimous in defeat when the inec brings them to default setting.


Like I always say, let wait for Saturday when reality kicks in

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by HisSexcellency(m): 4:04pm On Feb 13, 2019
All these fake news and propaganda go end in 3days time.
undecided

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by tinsel: 4:04pm On Feb 13, 2019
Does pdp actually want an election. They insisted months ago that it must be card readers and no incidence form. They pushed and pushed and inec bent and camcelled incidence form. Now they are going backward again.

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by Johnnyessence(m): 4:16pm On Feb 13, 2019
this is false information please.

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by tinsel: 4:20pm On Feb 13, 2019
It is not. It is in cable news.

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by senatordave1(m): 4:54pm On Feb 13, 2019
donphiilopus:
Are they no longer certain of 80% of votes in Edo, 70% in Katsina, 75% in Kano, 80% in Lagos and 100% in Rivers? Very funny set of peeps.

With what I've been getting from my friends in Delta, Atiku would be very lucky to win there. If at all he wins, it would be 55:45%. This state gave PDP more than 1.2m votes in 2015 while Buhari could only manage to secure around 49k votes that year.

I stand to be corrected though but there's no state in Nigeria where PDP is certain of a million vote come Saturday. Their defeat is becoming visible, audible, vocal and perceivable to them reason they've been approaching different courts lately for infinitesimal issues. I won't be surprised to see them in the basketball court soon. grin
They have found out that card reader will not allow massive inflation in the east.i still think they will get up to a million in delta,rivers and anambra while buhari will get close to 500k

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by TonyeBarcanista(m): 5:02pm On Feb 13, 2019
FAKE NEWS!!!

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by Clerverly: 5:04pm On Feb 13, 2019
TonyeBarcanista:
FAKE NEWS!!!
How is this FAKE news?

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by 46O1CE: 5:05pm On Feb 13, 2019
Pdpigz will lose in this world.
They’ll be hearing in heaven

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by Mariory(m): 5:07pm On Feb 13, 2019
Interesting.
Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by TonyeBarcanista(m): 5:09pm On Feb 13, 2019
Clerverly:

How is this FAKE news?
PDP Prayer: Nobody should be denied chance to vote on the basis that the Smart Card Reader can't read his PVC as long as his name is on the voter's register...

How does that translate to stopping use of Card reader? Should people be disenfranchised because of some technological lapses?

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by Clerverly: 5:11pm On Feb 13, 2019
TonyeBarcanista:
PDP Prayer: Nobody should be denied chance to vote on the basis that the Smart Card Reader can't read his PVC as long as his name is on the voter's register...

How does that translate to stopping use of Card reader? Should people be disenfranchised because of some technological lapses?

Matter of semantics. Was it not what you people were crying against before? Incidence form? Didn't you complain that APC won through incidence form in 2015? Why are you trying to be clever by half?

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by donphiilopus(m): 5:12pm On Feb 13, 2019
senatordave1:

They have found out that card reader will not allow massive inflation in the east.i still think they will get up to a million in delta,rivers and anambra while buhari will get close to 500k

Get up to a million in Delta? Seems you don't know how they're canvassing for Buhari in Delta because they believe Ogboru stands a chance only when Buhari wins his election. Did you believe Magnus Abe could win that rerun election then? That's what would happen there come Saturday. Results are gonna be written there as usual. As for Anambra, there's no way a candidate can get up to a million vote there.

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by bender79: 5:12pm On Feb 13, 2019
Bleep PDP they have been running around spewing propaganda like gushing water but thank God day of reckoning has come. The mind games are over reality beckons

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by TonyeBarcanista(m): 5:23pm On Feb 13, 2019
Clerverly:


Matter of semantics. Was it not what you people were crying against before? Incidence form? Didn't you complain that APC won through incidence form in 2015? Why are you trying to be clever by half?
Semantics is very important in this case. PDP isn't against card reader that the party introduced but only saying nobody should be disenfranchised
Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by modath(f): 5:27pm On Feb 13, 2019
TonyeBarcanista:
Semantics is very important in this case. PDP isn't against card reader that the party introduced but only saying nobody should be disenfranchised

Meaning what You can explain what they mean..

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by modath(f): 5:38pm On Feb 13, 2019
senatordave1:

They have found out that card reader will not allow massive inflation in the east.i still think they will get up to a million in delta,rivers and anambra while buhari will get close to 500k


Which Million in Delta? If more than 700k come from Delta, na magic.... This time militants are not helping to write results , parade yaff change gear. smiley

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Re: PDP Sues INEC For Insisting On Card Reader by Great2017: 5:47pm On Feb 13, 2019
senatordave1:

They have found out that card reader will not allow massive inflation in the east.i still think they will get up to a million in delta,rivers and anambra while buhari will get close to 500k
No, the PDP does not want Osun daylight rape to be perpetrated by the INEC using postponement of elections.

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