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AnambraDecides 2017: Obiano Voted Manually as Card Readers Malfunction


Tunde Ogunmola

Reports emanating from the on going Anambra election have it that Governor Willie Obiano and some other electorates voted without the use of the electronic card readers.

In some local governments in the state, the National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) staff complained about the malfunctioning electronic card readers, while hoping that replacement would be brought to them on time.

With no solution in sight for the malfunctioning card readers, INEC officials had to switch to manual accreditations.

Case in point, Eri Primary School, Otuocha, where Willie Obiano, the incumbent governor of the state and aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), casted his vote.

The card reader failed and the governor resulted to undergoing manual accreditation before he eventually voted.

The same scenario played out in some voting centres and some local governments in the state. The local government affected was Njikoka local government area.

In the same vein, Ichida Ward 1, Umuezesue Hall in Anaocha LGA, accreditation and voting were delayed due to card reader hitches. Aside the forgoing, In some polling units in Idemili North and Onitsha North, the INEC assistant presiding officers found it difficult to operate the card readers.

Meanwhile, there were no complaints in some other polling units where the smart card readers were functioning perfectly, Akwu-Egbo Central School, Uruagu-Otolo, Nnewi, among others,

Courtesy: the cable.

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