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Anambra guber: My vote must count, insists 89-yr-old woman as Soludo laments technology failure

Anthony Iwuoma

An 89-year-old voter, Mrs. Obiageli Enu, has insisted that security agents and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, must endure that her vote in the ongoing Anambra governorship be election must count.

The octogenarian made her demand after voting at Ward 1, polling unit 003 and voting centre 0015, Enuagu village Enugwu-Ukwu, in Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.

Meanwhile, the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has expressed dismay with the malfunctioning of the Accreditation Bimodal Voters Authentication System, BVAS, which affected his accreditation and that of many others in his area.

Soludo had arrived at the Polling Unit 002, Ward 13, at Ofiyi Square, Isuofia in Aguata Local Government Area, at about 12:15 pm but could not be captured by the BVAS.

He said: “This BVAS technology is a complete failure, and by almost 1.00 pm in the day, voting is yet to start in most of the polling units in the state.

“And in places where it is working, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to capture a voter. With this crowd, even if the device starts working now, it is not possible to finish up within record time.

“It raises fundamental questions because I’m quite shocked to hear that this technology breakdown is happening all over the state.”