Jega to Jonathan: You Lost 2015 Presidential Election Due to Card Reader

Former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega, has told ex-President Goodluck Jonathan that it was the introduction of card reader that made it difficult for him to win the 2015 presidential election, rather than theory of conspiracy as alleged by the former President in a book, Against the Run of Play, written by ThisDay Editorial Board Chairman, Olusegun Adeniyi.
Jonathan had expressed disappointment in the book with how Jega conducted the election.
Reacting though his Special Assistant, Prof Mohammed Kuna, Jega also disagreed with Jonathan’s allegations that the wide margin between the presidential election and National Assembly results in Kano State was a reflection of a flawed election.
The former President said it was strange that the state recorded 1.8 million votes in the presidential poll and 800,000 in the National Assembly election on the same day.
But Prof Kuna dismissed Jonathan’s claims and insisted that the introduction of the card reader made it difficult to manipulate elections and inflate results.
“There is nothing particularly special about the Kano result; it is a general trend as many voters were more interested in the presidential election than in other elections. That was what happened across the country and you can go and do the tabulation.
“With the card reader, it is no longer possible to return results that are higher than the accredited voters. If you analyse the results nationally, you will discover the same trend”, he said.

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  • Felix Udoh

    Nonsense. Card reader did not work anywhere. Can Jega explain to me how card readers said we had 430,000 accredited voters in Akwa Ibom State and yet he announced votes of almost 1.1 Million? Jega and his Master Buhari are nothing but con-artists.

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