- One of the voters at Amawbia Town Hall, Amawbia in Anambra state, has lamented over his inability to cast his ballot
- The elderly man made this known on Saturday, November 6, in a chat with Legit.ng during the accreditation period
- According to him, the Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS) was unable to read his fingerprints
Anambra - 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 Legit.ng 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.
"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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APGA's candidate Soludo yet to cast his vote
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Charles Soludo, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the ongoing Anambra governorship election, is yet to cast his vote.
It was reported that the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) arrived at his polling unit early to vote but he has not exercised his franchise due to malfunctioning of the Bi-Modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS).
The APGA candidate said he would speak to the media again after casting his vote successfully. According to the report, at the moment, only nine people out of over 700 voters have voted in the polling unit.
Soludo lamented that people who have been waiting till 7. am have not voted at around 1 pm, asking INEC to fix the technology for them to vote.
He said people trooped out to vote and hundreds of thousands would have voted if the machine works.
The APGA candidate summarised the issues he raised thus: Technology, deployment of technology, the inadequacy of INEC officials.
PDP's governorship candidate sends strong message to INEC chairman after voting
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, cast his vote in the ongoing election.
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.
Speaking on security, he said there is an abundance of security personnel which has helped to calm things down.