Elections hold Sunday at 20 polling units in Plateau

FILE PHOTO: Voters in Oyo

Voting is ongoing in 20 polling units of Plateau State where the process was inconclusive as a result of technical hitches experienced with card readers.

Some residents shunned church service and trooped out in their numbers to exercise their civic right.

The polling units where elections were still ongoing cut across nine local governments areas of the state.

At one of the polling units in Riyom Local Government Area, women, youth and the aged were keen to participate in the process.

The Head, Voter Education and Publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Plateau, Imahearoebo Osaretin, said that “election in those areas could not hold on Saturday because of some challenges.

“Some of these polling units that elections are currently taking place have difficult terrain which posed challenge to us, as our officials couldn’t get there with materials on time.

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“Another reason why we could not hold election in those areas on Saturday was the challenge of card reader and bad network, as we couldn’t reach our officials to communicate them when the new decision came on the use of voters register.

“But as you know, we had earlier made provisions for such exigencies in our plans, so the shift in the elections to today (Sunday) will not affect or delay us in any way.’’
He explained further that all those casting their votes at the moment were accredited on Saturday, hence, they would just be voting.


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