#AnambraDecides2021: APGA candidate Soludo casts vote as machine fails

Gideon Adonai

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State has arrived at his polling unit in Ward 13, Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area.

As of 12:10pm, only five of the 600 registered voters had cast their votes in Ward 12, Otuocha 11, PU005, Umuleri public square, Anambra East LGA.

It was gathered that machine failure is slowing down the process.

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Machine glitch worries voters

It was discovered that at polling units 010 and 011, Ward 1, Umuru town hall, Adazi Ani village, Anaocha Local Government Area, voters were frustrated at the BVA machine glitches.

“I’m almost tired, I have been here for a long time and I have not voted,” a voter said.

Police overpower hoodlums

At another location: PU 007, PU 008, Fegge Ward 4, Anambra East LG, a policeman said hoodlums were prevented from disrupting the exercise in the polling units.

“Some boys came to disrupt the election, but we overpowered them. We have called for backup and we’ll ensure this election is peaceful,” the officer told newsmen.

 

Against all odds

In the past few months, there had been doubts over the possibility of the governorship election taking place, owing to violent attacks in the state and the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Nevertheless, against all odds, the exercise is underway – amid technical hitches and late deployment of personnel and election materials.

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