3 card readers fail to accredit Jonathan

Three voter card readers have failed to read President Goodluck Jonathan’s biometrics and accredit him for voting at the Otazi playground polling centre in his home town, Otueke, Bayelsa State.

Mr. Jonathan arrived Polling Unit 13 at about 9. 20 a.m. He is yet to be accredited at 10 a.m. as three different card readers failed to capture his biometrics.

Patiently waiting for a fourth card reader, a sweating Mr. Jonathan said he was not worried. He said he will wait as the malfunction might just be a little delay.

“President Jonathan is just one person, so if we have problem with one person, as far as the elections is going on well nationally,” he said. “I’m not worried, there might be a delay, my interest s that we conduct a credible election.”

He also said no sacrifice is too much for Nigeria. He encouraged other voters to be patient with INEC in getting their accreditation done.

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, had said that if the card reader fails to capture a voter’s biometrics, the commission’s staff at the polling units will resort to manual accreditation.


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  • Ebs ade

    Nigeria reject Goodluck Jonathan!! Even the card reader has proven this. Accreditation of other voters with the same card reader in the same polling centre is taking less than a minute. Sai Buhari.

  • progress

    Even the Card Readers are rejecting Gej, Nigerians say Sai Buhari!

    • Northerner


  • dudu

    I have just been accredited, the card readers being used at my polling centre is functioning properly and the queue is moving and accreditation is progressing smoothly. Please Nigerians vote the right candidate, vote GMB!

  • Ahmad

    Chai! The “gods” have spoken.

  • Godwin Eze

    He went with a fake card reader to implicate jega and I never. He knows he will lose. We are aware of PDP games. I heard a young lady say they are really smart as a party. Cheating has become smartness in this country. What a shame.

  • Arinze

    His now the ex president.. Failure.

  • Harry

    This is a sign that his time in power is over.

  • Segun Dapo

    Breaking News. EX PRESIDENT Jona goes to vote with a PDP produced PVC. INEC card reader detects his fraud. Up Nigeria. Change.

  • Rommel

    The president and his wife forgot the INEC issued cards and instead are using the PDP cloned cards and were rejected by the card reader.

  • Kekedu

    Even, the card readers reject the president and his wife while others in Otuoke are being accredited. The rejection is TOTAL!

  • taewo

    Father Mbaka said that he released some birds at the Adoration Ground to go and fight for Jonathan but the birds refused to fly. Now, INEC issued one permanent card to Jonathan and one to Buhari but the one issued to Jonathan refused to work. The Lord has spoken!

    • Frank Bassey

      If Mbaka’s “Lord” is the one you hear his voice, may it be to you as Mbaka prophesies to you.

  • Sir k

    I dey laugh oooooo,kee kee kee.

  • bissyshobbo@aol.com

    I bet he went to accreditation with a clone PVC card to discredit the process

    • absam777

      Your guess is as good as mine. It’s too obvious. that the PDP exchanged the card readers to discredit the result.

    • D1

      You are so on point! I feel the same way. Why are the card readers, failing to accredit all the PDP leaders/governors, from Jang, Ngilari to Jona etc? I smell a rat. This gimmick is just so childish, not surprised coming from our kindergarten President.
      The PVC should be collected to confirm if it’s the original.

    • hummm

      He was testing pdps cloned PVC to measure how effective it will work in other places in the country. Unfortunately for him, it wont work , so broda started sweating knowing that the grand rigging plan is busted. He will be hitting the bottle once he gets home. LMAO.

  • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

    Learn patience from the master. Learn gentlemanliness and proper decorum from the master. God knows if it were the other major aspirant this occurred to the story would have been dirty.
    Nigeria wins today no matter who emerges.

    • Magenta

      Maybe he produced a clone card .desperate Politicians can do anything

    • Frank Bassey

      You are right my beloved compatriot.

  • el diba

    Jona must go

  • ogechi

    He is not a Nigerian….

  • Maitama Tambari

    It is not a problem because there is a master register where the card is physically check and then accredited. I have just done mine and the machine failed to read my biometrics but the register affirmed my card and picture. I am waiting to cast my vote.

  • Dan maikoko

    This is an appreciation of our “dear leader” at the moment of his retirement.
    You have risen so fast that any observer will have to conclude that your fall will be fast by all standards. But even the most clairvoyant of these observers would not have guessed the speed with which you have fallen. The result of this election that serves as a referendum on your 6 years in power notwithstanding , you have from all indices fallen in the heart of Nigerians except in my heart.
    The expectation of Nigerians on your presidency is high at the onset. I have never shared in these expectations.George Clooney or Sylvester Stallone might have acted as pilots sometime in their acting carriers, that does not make them pilots. In Nigeria pretenders to the throne abound but good leaders are rare.
    It must be difficult for you Mr. President to be plucked from your traditional role of a “Yaron maigida” to president overnight. I have observed with understanding the enormity of the pain and sometimes confusion that you suffer when under the spotlight.Your occasional recourse to the slanting edge of the bottle, even though perfectly understandable by me, has become consistent. We remember how you were not able to deliver a speech at an AU summit. I still remember the 3 embarrassing calls to the Nigerian president that remained un-answered. Your ordeal is further compounded by your overbearing wife leading to occasional confusion as to who is president. I refer to her public utterances which you never dispute or correct and an occasional mix-up of roles like when she alighted first from the plane to be received by a confused host President.
    Mr. President all I ever expected when you became President 6 years ago was that you should be able to survive the term and keep your sanity. Because I know the transition from boy-boy to President will not be easy. As far as I am concerned you passed the test! The fact that you are able to sit quietly and wait for a fourth card reader proves to me that on this day of transition you are in full control of your faculties. Those who thought that you will be around to host other presidents in special dinners and /or attend to urgent matters of state such as national security matters or the defense of citizens, expect too much from you. I didn’t.
    As you rest in your spacious mansion, I wished you all that you wished for yourself. Adieu, “great leader”.

    • bigbros

      Good one.

    • Frank Bassey

      These are words of a man waking up from a bad dream. We shall revisit this hallucination-induced nursery rhyme by Tuesday.

  • Aisha Mahmoud

    That’s not a problem, let’s just have a free and fair election, then whoever wins, fine.

  • Arabakpura

    Has it got anything to do with clean hands?

  • Olutola

    He should have spent that time gathering his things together at Aso Villa.

    • Frank Bassey

      Don’t deceive yourself. There is nothing like that. Wait till the results are announced. I will personally revisit this comment.

  • Cyril

    All you supporting buhari are just plain fools….this is a man who has been president before at a time when most of your parents were still in secondary school….and you are here saying “sai buhari” what the hell is wrong with you people? I don’t see anything wrong with GEJ’s tenure other than the notherners have done everything possible to discredit his tenure….the boko haram is a very good example….picking buhari as their spokesperson and you are here shouting “sai buhari”……phew. Most Nigerians lack value.

  • the truth

    lol people coming here to make a mockery of themselves. By monday please i hope you all accept the result

  • humm

    Na wao JONA, even card reader is rejecting your ass. Now that is a bad sign .CASE CLOSED.