Friday, March 31, 2023

Aged Voters Await INEC Officials In Ondo Over BVAS Failure

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Two eligible aged male voters were yet to know their fate as the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) was unable to capture them at Old Reading Road, Ondo State.

The two aged men were 80-year-old Akintunubo Thompson and 75-year-old Adewuyi Ogundinakin who could not be captured by BVAS at Polling Unit 001, Ward 6, in Idanre, Ondo State.

As of 9:25 am, when the incident happened, the duo of Thompson and Ogundinakin hoped they would be able to participate in the Presidential and National Assembly elections as INEC officials were trying their best to address the challenge.

READ ALSO: 2023 Elections: Declaration Of Results Will Be Done Speedily – INEC

The number of registered voters released by the electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the 2023 general elections is 93,468,008. While 87,209,007 people have collected their Permanent Voter’s Cards, PVCs, 6,259,229 PVCs remain uncollected.

Already, the Police have deployed 310,973 personnel across the over 176,000 polling units in the country for the elections.

READ ALSO: Polls: Late Arrival Of Election Materials In Abeokuta

Specifically, there are 176,846 polling units but elections would only take place in 176,606 as 240 of the total figure have no registered voters according to the INEC.

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