Fake news: I did not vote manually - Lai Mohammed

Fake news: I did not vote manually - Lai Mohammed

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said report that he voted was false

Lai Mohammed said the lie was sponsored by those are about losing elections in Kwara state

The minister said he cast his vote after his card reader was duly authenticated

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described as fake, the social media report that he voted manually at his polling unit 006 in Oro, Irepodun local government in Kwara south, after the card reader failed to authenticate him.

In a statement issued on Saturday, February 23, at Oro, his country home, where he voted in the Presidential and National Assembly elections, the minister said that the report is “patently false’, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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The statement was signed by Mr Segun Adeyemi, the special adviser to the minster.

“This report is patently false and is apparently sponsored by those who are on the verge of losing their political hegemony in Kwara State.

“The correct report is that the minister proceeded to cast his vote after his voter’s card was duly authenticated by the card reader, his fingerprints captured and his name and picture identified in the voters’ register,” he said

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly won his polling unit, PU003 at Sarkin Yara ward A, in Daura local government of Katsina state.

The president scored 523 votes to defeat the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, who reportedly polled just three votes.

Legit.ng also gathered that APC candidate for Katsina north senatorial district, Kaita Baba-Ahmad, however, lost the president's unit to Accord Party's candidate, Lawal Nalado.

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Source: Legit.ng

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