FCT Poll: Voters want INEC to extend voting time in Gwagwalada

Some voters in the Dobi District of the Gwagwalada Area Council have appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the voting time in the FCT Area Council Poll, to allow them to cast their ballots. Voters spoke to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) on Saturday in Dobi, Gwagwalada, saying that the use of the Biomodal Verification Accreditation System (BVAS) had slowed down the accreditation and voting process. Mr. Sule Agada, a businessman, said that no matter how long he spends in line, he must cast his vote for his preferred candidate. “No matter how long it takes, I must cast my vote and make sure to watch as my vote is counted. “INEC officials cannot leave here if we don’t vote, because the problem is not ours but theirs,” he said. Jubril Balarabe, a farmer, said voters seemed more prepared than INEC officials. “People came well prepared for the election, but the INEC is discouraging us with the slowness of the accreditation process, because as you can see, the queue is well organized. “The women are on their side, while the men are too, but still the voting process has been slow and we must vote. Ms. Hussana Hussan, a small shopkeeper, said she was willing to stand in line until the last person in the queue was served. “I will wait with my sisters and brothers until the process is over,” he said. However, other voters praised the INEC for the prompt arrival of the materials, but asked for solutions to the BVA’s setbacks. NAN reports that as of 11:30 am, around 350 voters had cast their ballots at polling units 001 and 002 in Dobi. Read More Related News Here