Assessing the success of biometric verification in African elections

"When it comes to PVCs, the devil of African democracy is in the details, and by the way this is not unique to Nigeria. It's all well and good to say that everyone will have the right to vote and that we will have biometric verification, and this what is happening across the continent and it's largely successful...moving ahead from the days of armed thugs stealing ballot boxes and stuffing them. That's become less and less the norm as time goes on, but when you have to collect you card and follow a process, it becomes a political tool."