Low turnout of voters, BVAS malfunction mar elections in Delta
Alphonsus Agborh – Asaba
There was a low turnout of voters just as Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) failures were noticed in most polling units in Delta north during the governorship and house of assembly yesterday.
It took almost 20 minutes to accredit the royal majesty of Owa kingdom, Emmanuel Efezomor 11.
Qwa is the home place of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The monarch had arrived at the ward 1 unit 7 polling station in Owa Oyibu headquarters of the Ika northeast council area and made several attempts before he was accredited.
The traditional ruler wondered why people should struggle to use the device before they can vote.
“I believe more research should be made to make the device work better.
The secretary of the national coalition for peace and unity, Dr Cario Ojougboh alleged there was vote buying and intimidation in Alisimie ward 3 ika south local government and other parts of the state
Ojougboh how urged charged Nigerians to remain law abiding in the wake of performing their civic responsibilities.
He said the voter turnout was low, adding it was unfortunate that Nigerians do not come out to vote during elections.
“The reports we are getting is that there was voter apathy, and pockets of violence and intimations of voters in certain quarters in the LGA.
“As CPU scribe, our message has always been a plus to all Nigerians not to take the laws into their hands.
” Those who cheat in elections are shortsighted, they will not go far but we must avoid everything that will lead to the breakdown of law and order and remain law-abiding,” he said.
Tribune Online reports that one Blessing Edward and two of her friends were assaulted by thugs at Omi primary school Ward 2 with four units Owa Alero.
The victims who are members of APC were insisting to vote after being denied accreditation by BVAS before they were attacked.
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