INEC: 63 card readers missing in Bayelsa


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said 63 card readers are missing in Bayelsa State.

The commission appealed to persons in possession of the card readers to return them before Saturday’s elections.

Head of Department, INEC Voter Education and Publicity Wilfred Ifogah said the card readers were missing in Brass, Sagbama, Southern-Ijaw, Nembe and Yenagoa councils.

Ifogah added that one smart card reader disappeared in Brass ward 6, unit 19; 24 in Nembe, ward 1, 4, 12 and 13 and 24 in Southern-Ijaw, ward 1, 2, 3, 12, 15.

He said: “Eight are missing in Sagbama ward 1 unit 5 and ward 6 unit 3, while six are missing in Yenagoa ward 1, 11 and 16.

“Yes, about 63, card readers are missing.  The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) has issued a statement that those involved should return it on or before today.”