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FCT Polls: We Want To Vote, INEC Do Something About the BVAS Machine – Kwali Residents Cry Out

Residents of Kwali Area Councils in readiness to vote, are getting agitated following the malfunctioning of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machine.

In an agitative tone, some electorates that were linked live to kapital fm were chanting” we want to vote, we want to vote , don’t disenfranchise us”, expressing their anger about the slow nature of the processes.

At the Primary Health Care Center polling unit 01 where the incumbent chairman , Danladi Chiya, cast his vote, he raised concern about the BVAS machines.

Chiya appealed to the electoral umpire body, INEC, to ensure that no eligible voter is disenfranchised.

He also encouraged electorates to abide by the rules of the election, stressing that God will enthrone the right person for the position.

In a related development, at Kilankwa polling units, where accreditation and election started at about 10am, Mr Aliyu Yahaya Sheda who attributed the delay in the commencement of voting to logistics challenges, also expressed dismay over the slow nature of the voting processes.

Also, a politician in Pai axis of Kwali Area Council, Mohammed Haruna Pai corroborated that he was repeatedly captured thrice before he could cast his vote.

He called for an alternative means to ensure that everyone is given an opportunity to cast their vote without unnecessary stress, even as he hinted that there was a rowdy session at Dabi bako polling units., a border community between Gwagwalada and Kwali.

At Angwa Hausawa community, a large crowd of voters, majorly women looked stranded in the sun.

Most of them vowed not to move until they exercise their franchise.

By Remi Johnson

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