- Valentine Ozigbo, the governorship candidate of the PDP, has asked INEC to extend the voting time
- After casting his vote, the PDP candidate expressed concern that there is a delay in the accreditation and voting process
- Ozigbo said extending the voting time will ensure that people are not denied their constitutional rights to vote
Amezi, Anambra state - Valentine Ozigbo, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has cast his vote. He voted at PU 010, Social Centre, Amesi, Aguata local government area of Anambra state.
After voting, the candidate of the PDP, Valentine Ozigbo said he was impressed with the turnout of voters.
“I’m impressed Amezi community came out in their numbers. If not for the delay, everything has been perfect. The network failed and we had to improvise.
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“I’m still monitoring the situation of things elsewhere. I urge people to come out and vote. Get up from your bed. Let’s go out and do our civic duty.”
Delay in voting process
Ozigbo complained about the delay in the voting process. He said:
"I am worried that it took that long."
To ensure people are not denied their rights to vote, he appealed to the chairman of INEC to extend the voting time.
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 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.
He also appealed to people to come out and cast their votes, noting that it is safe.
"This is our civic responsibility, let's come out and exercise it," he said.
BVAS frustrates Chris Ngige
Meanwhile, many voters have been left stranded in the ongoing Anambra governorship election as the BVAS machines failed to work in many units.
Among those affected is Chris Ngige who could not be captured in his polling unit for over an hour and he is not happy about it. The minister of labour and employment, obviously frustrated by the process, put the level of failure of the BVAS in the polling units at over 30 per cent.
Despite the setback, the minister has insisted that he would not leave until he voted.