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Poor Logistics Mar Voters Accreditation In Lagos

Ayo Balogun, Lagos – Poor logistics have marred voters accreditation in some parts of Lagos, Nigeria, with people expressing anger over the development.

INEC officials arrived late to their duty posts while card readers in some polling units were not working.

The preparation was shoddy as Lagosians waited for INEC officials to arrive in some places for hours.

Frustration is seen written in the faces of many due to non-functional card readers and delay in commencing accreditation.

In most places, accreditation started late, in some others, the card reader machines are not working while in others, INEC officials are yet to show up as at 10:00 am.

In Abule Egba, all polling units on Ekoro Road do not have the presence of INEC officials as at past 9am.

In polling units 080, 017, 022, 011, 021, among others, INEC officials were yet to show up around after 9am.

In polling unit 8, ward 7, Ifako Ijaiye, two out of the three card reader machines are not working as INEC’s Ad-hoc staff complained that they had been calling their leaders to come around to rectify the situation to no avail.

In polling units 006, 022, 05, all in ward 7, accreditation started past 9pm. In Polling unit 55 and 001, Agege, INEC officials have not arrived as at 9:35 am, with angry electorate complaining bitterly over the development.

At polling unit 005, Awolowo Road, Ikeja, INEC officials have not arrived as at 9:45 am. The same goes to polling unit 041 in Ikeja. At polling unit 008, Alausa, the two card reader machines are not working as frustrated electorate were asked to come back around 10 am.

Some residents said they were worried over INEC’s poor preparation and expressed doubt about they voting at the poll when they were yet to see INEC officials.

In many places, hundreds of electorates are still waiting patiently for INEC to show up with much apprehension.



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