INEC Extends Voting In Anambra Guber Poll To Sunday

INEC Extends Voting In Anambra Guber Poll To Sunday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended voting in the Anambra governorship election until Sunday in order to allow voters who were unable to vote owing to the Bimodal Accreditation System (BVAS) malfunction to vote.

The state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, announced this at a news conference held at INEC headquarters in Awka on Saturday.

He said that the measure became necessary to enable more if not all, eligible voters to cast their votes in the areas affected by the malfunctioning of the system.

He said that the BVAS malfunctioned because of software glitches.

Nkwachukwu said that the commission was already working to rectify the problem.

“In line with existing regulations and guidelines of the Commission, any intending voter who is on the queue by 4.00 pm shall be allowed to vote.

“The extension of time arose out of several field reports that voters have had problems with accreditation.

” The Commission is currently investigating the reason the accreditation devices, Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), have worked perfectly in some Polling Units, but not in others.

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