Anambra election: Surprises as aged persons shun fears, vote for their candidates

Anambra election: Surprises as aged persons shun fears, vote for their candidates

The ongoing governorship election in Anambra state has continued to spring some surprises contrary to the belief in some quarters that the poll may not hold as planned.

Legit.ng reports that people came out to exercise their franchise as enshrined in the 1999 constitution.

Anambra election: Surprise as aged persons shun fears, vote for their candidates
Anambra election: Surprise as aged persons shun fears, vote for their candidates
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Some old men and women who are between the age of 70 and 80 were sighted by Legit.ng crew at different polling unit areas of the state checking their names on the list before casting their ballot for their preferred candidates.

Voting commences amid tight security in Anambra election

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that voting exercise commenced in most parts of Awka, the Anambra state capital with the heavy presence of security personnel in the area.

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It was reported that security officials have also commenced checks on every person and vehicle crossing in most parts of the state capital, asking them to show their voters' cards before granting them passage.

In one of the polling units in Okpuno Awka, less than a hundred people were seen at the polling unit which has over a thousand registered voters.

The Traditional Ruler of Okpuno, Royal Highness Igwe S. I. Okafor (Igwe Ogene Okpuno) has, however, cast his vote. The monarch urged the people to come out and exercise their franchise without fear.

In a related report, two of the Bimodial Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) deployed for use at two polling units at Ward 5 of Umuogbu village, Awka, Anambra state, declared faulty.

The INEC ad-hoc staff at the polling units informed Legit.ng 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.

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Also, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, cast his vote.

After voting, the candidate of the PDP, Valentine Ozigbo said he was impressed with the turnout of voters.

Ozigbo further asked the INEC chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, to reach out to his staff and check out where there are issues.

On security, he said there is an abundance of security personnel which has helped to calm things down.

However, Ozigbo said he didn't want to use Amezi not to judge overall and will reach out to other areas to know what is going on there.

Source: Legit.ng

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