Anambra Election: BVAS Devices Experience Glitch at 2 Polling Units

Anambra Election: BVAS Devices Experience Glitch at 2 Polling Units

Umuogbu, Awka - Two of the Bimodial Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) deployed for use at two polling units at Ward 5 of Umuogbu village, Awka, Anambra state, have been declared faulty.

The INEC adhoc staff at the polling units informed staff that the devices seem sensitive to light and wouldn't capture the electorates who are out in their number in Awka South LGA for the governorship election.

BVAS devices experience glitch
BVAS devices experience glitch at two polling units in Agulu-Awka, Anambra state. Photo credit: Damilare Okunola
Source: UGC

The adhoc staff said:

"I don't know what's wrong with the devices but they suddenly became faulty. It looks like they're sensitive to light and they've not been capturing people's faces.
"If you ask them to smile, they smile, but nothing changes. I don't know what to do, but I'll soon call the INEC Officials to report this." he added.

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Meanwhile, some EFCC officials have been sighted at the polling units in Umuogbu village.

Their mission at the polling units could not be ascertained as at press time, they were seen in company of VIP security Officers.

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Earlier, reported that the minister of labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has not been able to cast his vote in the ongoing Anambra governorship election due to the failure of the BVAS machine.

The minister could not get his accreditation done at his voting unit in Alor ward one, Idemili South LGA, and at the time of filing this report, was still waiting, after over 15 trials in one hour.

Ngige spoke to a federal commissioner in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to him, he has been assured that the commission was sending its technicians to his voting centre.

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In a related development, an elderly man who came out to cast his vote in the ongoing Anambra governorship election has expressed disappointment over the rejection of his fingers by the card reader during the accreditation exercise.

Speaking with at Amawbia Town Hall, Amawbia, he said he has been at the venue since 8:30 am, but the Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS) machine rejected my hands.

He said:

"I have been here since 8:30 am, my picture is here, my card is here but they say the machine is ... I voted here in 2019, 2017."


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