The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has guaranteed that there would be uniform timing in the commencement of polls this week.
The INEC National Commissioner in-charge of Enugu/Anambra/Benue States, Festus Okoye was speaking in Enugu and there would be full deployment of the smart card readers nationwide.
He also added that the commission was ready to conduct free, fair and credible elections, adding that it had fine-tuned all the loose-ends encountered during the Presidential and National Assembly polls.
“Any polling unit where the people or political thugs did not allow the presiding officer to use the smart card reader will get zero votes.”
“The commission will protect its own with every passion and means it can muster.” He buttressed while appealing to Nigerians to come out en mass to exercise their civic duty on March 9.