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Nigeria Decides: Cardreader malfunctions at polling units

  • PublishedFebruary 23, 2019

Some card readers malfunctioned in several polling units in some parts of the Federal Capital Territory in the Presidential and National Assembly Elections, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Some polling units visited by NAN in company with the African Union Observer Mission were PU 009 in Wuse Zone 3 Government Secondary School and PU 001, Tudun Wada Government Secondary Schoo in Abuja where the card readers malfunctioned before being rectified.

At PU 009, Mr Stephen Iyodo, a voter from Dede, Zuba, told NAN that he was willing to exercise patience while the issue was being resolved.

“I got here and was told to stand aside while they sort it out. Whatever it takes, we have to be patient.”

The turnout of Nigerians was impressive as voters turned out in large numbers at both centres to exercise their rights.

NAN reports that verification started at 8:09 a.m. at PU 009 while it was already ongoing at PU 001.

NAN also reports that security men, party agents and local and foreign observers were also seen at the polling units.


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