Accreditation is ongoing across Kogi State for today’s governorship election.
While accreditation is going on well in most of the areas being covered, reports from Ganaja Unit 009 in the state has it that the card readers are saying: “Accreditation closed” when fingers are placed on them for accreditation.
The polling u[highlight][/highlight]nit which has seven voting points with 3773 registered voters is famed for violence.
Voters are getting impatient but the electoral officers are working hard to fix the problem.
Premium Times quotes Bako Abraham, Assistant Presiding Officer in charge of Voting Point 1, as saying: “We have been here since morning and we have not accredited one person with the card reader because it will read the card but when you place your finger, it will say ‘accreditation closed,’
“We have called our supervisors, and they said they are sending an engineer, when that will be we don’t know”.
He said the incident form is the alternative but because almost every body might have to fill the form, the unit might run out of the paper.