2019: Buhari not Afraid of e-voting, card readers – Presidency
The Presidency has rejected allegations by opposition politicians and their cohorts that President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018, because he was against e-voting and the use of card readers in the 2019 elections.
It made this known on Sunday in a statement sent to DAILY POST by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President.
According to the statement, the President’s recent decision to decline assent to the Bill had no effect on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s use of card readers for next year’s polls.
It further clarified that the issue was not raised either by the Executive or the Legislature in the latest review of the Bill that was declined.
The statement reads: “We wish to state in clear and unambiguous terms that the issue of e-voting and use of card readers was NEVER an issue.