By Muhammad Sabiu
The voting exercise of the Anambra State governorship election being conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been extended to tomorrow Sunday, “due to malfunctioning of the Bimodal Accreditation System (BVAS) to vote.”
Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for INEC in Anambra State, on Saturday in Awka made the announcement, in which he says the voting is extended by one hour.
He was quoted as saying, “In line with existing regulations and guidelines of the Commission, any intending voter who is on the queue by 4.00 pm shall be allowed to vote.
“The extension of time arose out of several field reports that voters have had problems with accreditation.
“The Commission is currently investigating the reason the accreditation devices, Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), have worked perfectly in some Polling Units, but not in others.
“In cases of malfunction of the BVAS, the Presiding Officer must inform the voters and polling agents that accreditation and voting shall continue tomorrow or at another time determined by the Commission.”