BVAS prevents electorate from voting at Ilaro

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Report shows that voters at unit 23, ward 1 in Ilaro, Yewa South local government area of Ogun state were left stranded as the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) failed to work.

Ogun watch reports that the voters who had arrived the polling unit as earlier as 7.40am could not cast their votes as the machine failed to capture the voters.

As at 9:45am, accreditation of voters was put on hold following the failure of the BVAS refused to work.

The polling officers at the unit were seen struggling with the machine.

One of the officers who spoke to our reporter said she has called her supervisor to report the failure of the BVAS, adding that another machine would be brought to the unit.

Expressing his frustration one of the voters, Agoro Waliu said, “we need to wait because INEC officials have done everything possible to make sure the BVAS work. Unfortunately, we have been here since and nothing has been done.

“To make sure that we exercise our franchise, we need to wait. The INEC officials told us that the machine ha refused to capture so we have to wait.”

Meanwhile, voting has commenced at Ward 1, unit 22 of Pahayi in Ilaro with voters commending the security operatives for being civil in the discharge of their duty.

According to Monday Paul, the INEC officials arrived the polling unit as early as 8am and voting commenced immediately.

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