Mr Obo Effanga, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Rivers, has assured voters of efficiency of readers in the 2019 general elections in the state.
Effanga, who gave the assurance when he addressed newsmen in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, said that card readers had been enhanced and upgraded to avoid the pitfalls of previous elections.
The REC stressed that that only voters with card readers would be eligible to vote during the elections.
“As a body, we are prepared to ensure that only electronically accredited voters are allowed to vote in the elections.
“Our intention is to ensure that the numbers of voters captured by the card reader will equal the total votes cast at the end of voting,’’ he said.
He said that the decision was to ensure honesty and fairness in the conduct of the elections, adding that “there will be no use of incident forms.
“So, we will not go back to past experiences where perhaps, 20 persons were accredited using the card reader and another 100 persons accredited through incident forms.
“There will be no room for unregistered persons to be allowed to vote through the use of incident forms for accreditation.’’