- After hours of waiting, APGA candidate, Chukwuma Soludo, finally cast his votes in the Anambra governorship election
- After voting, Soludo addressed the people, as he expressed optimism that he would emerge the winner of the polls
- According to the APGA candidate, he is interested in the legitimacy of the process as he seeks the peoples’ mandate to be their servant leader
Speaking with journalists on Saturday, November 6, after casting his vote at his polling unit in Aguata LGA of Anambra state, Soludo said even if only 100 people vote in the election, he will win, The Cable reports.
“Today, I was very upbeat and optimistic. I know that APGA is Anambra and Anambra is APGA. Even if only a 100 people vote within the state, we will still win."
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According to him, he does not want to just win but aims at giving his opponents a wide margin.
The APGA candidate said he was urged to contest the election by the people and only wants to be a “servant leader”.
Soludo who is looking forward to the end of the voting process said he is more interested in its legitimacy.
BVAS failure at Soludo’s polling unit
The APGA candidate had earlier expressed worry over the conduct of the ongoing Anambra governorship election.
Soludo arrived at his polling unit early to vote but he was not able to exercise his franchise due to malfunctioning of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
He further lamented that people who had been waiting since 7am had not voted at around 1pm, asking INEC to fix the technology for them to vote.
Soludo finally voted more than five hours after he arrived at his polling unit 002.
BVAS device experience glitch at 2 polling units
Two of the 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 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.