Saleh made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of the state.
The deputy governor praised INEC for the effort it had put into the smooth conduct of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections and called on Nigerians to disregard the minor hitches experienced with the card readers.
“Even though I am not an expert, I am not from INEC, from what I have seen, the card reader is a good development; thank God it is not as slow as we thought it would be. “So I would encourage another innovation to ease the voting pattern here in Nigeria.
“It is a new innovation; it’s new in our system; we definitely have to forgive the first outing with this card reader to forestall election violence.
“With this card reader, I know that a lot of fraudulent activities will be nipped in the bud. “But of course the card reader is a very welcome development.“