Saturday, November 21, 2015 12:06 pm
Ayorinde Oluokun/Odu Ogboyaga
Halimat, wife of Idris Wada, governor of Kogi state could not find her name on the voters register at her polling unit in Odu Ogboyaga as accreditation of voters was almost being concluded on Saturday.
“Something funny is going on here,” angry Wada blurted out.
The Incidence form was filled by INEC officials who complained that they don’t even have enough of such forms, as they need to fill it for many people having problems with their accreditation.
The Governor said he will take up the issue with the REC.
“There was a failure of the card reader. How can that happen? In a single election, one day in the whole of Nigeria? How can we have card reader incidents? INEC said they were providing backups.
“They said they have few incidence forms and there is no photocopy machine here! So, how are people going to vote?
“It seems to be a deliberate attempt to frustrate the whole process. I am going to call the REC now when I leave here, and I hope that they can do something about it. Most Nigerians were looking forward to this election. Before I came here, I believed that the whole process was free and fair, with the massive security.”