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#AnambraDecides INEC Returns to Manual Voting After Card Readers Failed Across the State



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In Eri Primary School, Otuocha, incumbent governor, Willie Obiano, of Anambra state and aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), cast his vote manually.

The card reader failed and the governor had to undergo manual accreditation before voting.

Reports across the state shows that INEC Presiding officers are switching to manual as multiple cases of card readers have been reported leading to delayed process. In Njikoka local government area of the state for instance, all three card readers in the polling unit were not working as at 10:45am.

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were said to be waiting for replacements.

In Ichida Ward 1, Umuezesue Hall in Anaocha LGA, accreditation and voting were delayed due to card reader hitches.

In some polling units in Idemili North and Onitsha North, the INEC assistant presiding officers found it difficult to operate the card readers.

Meanwhile, the governor of Anambra, Willie Obiano says he is confident of winning the ongoing governorship election by a landslide.

Obiano, the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the election, said this on Saturday after casting his vote.

“I am very confident that at the end of the day, I will carry the day. I will win this election by a landslide.”

“Though my card was verified, they said they couldn’t read my fingerprints, but I was able to vote because my voter’s card was verified by the device”.

“I’m happy with the turnout and I’m sure I will win by a landslide,” he added.

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