Mimiko concerned over card readers

Olusegun Mimiko
Olusegun Mimiko

The Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko, has expressed concern over the failure of the card readers to captures biometrics of intending voters.

Mr. Mimiko, arriving the polling unit 7 of ward 20 Ondo West Local Government Area in the state at 10. 20 a.m. with his son and wife, queued up for accreditation.

About 200 voters had already been accredited in the unit in an open space opposite a mango tree.

While the governor and his family members were successfully accredited, he said he was not impressed because he has received reports that many card readers in other polling units are malfunctioned while some others are slow.

He said such report are disturbing.

However, his wife, Olufunke Mimiko said she was delighted with the smooth process of the card reader which captured her data in less than a minute.

“I have already called the resident INEC commissioner to lay the complaints and he has assured that he would get across to the national headquarters, he assured that all those on queue will be attended to,” Mr. Mimiko said.

Also at polling unit 21 – under a mango tree, an Accord Party agent, Dele Ismail, said voters turn out is impressive but not as good as the last polls in 2011.

Mr. Ismail said it is obvious that many of the electorates are undecided even as it appears that the card readers have failed to recognize a number of aged people in the location.

However, physical accreditation was done for those the card reader failed by officials as directed by the commission’s chairman

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