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Card reader failure reported in Esan West, Central

The card readers provided for the Edo Governorship election to authenticate fingerprints of voters in Esan West and Esan Central Local Government Areas of Edo on Saturday failed to recognize some voters.

The election in the areas reports that while the Card Readers easily identified the voter cards, they failed to authenticate their fingerprints.

This abnormally was noticeable at the polling units in Ward 5 (Uhunmudumu Primary School), and units 14, 15, and 16 ( Emado Primary School) in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area.

The same was applicable in units 5 and 6, Ward 6 (Idumebo Primary School), in Esan Central Local Government Area. However, the voters were still allowed to vote after the cases were incident on INEC form after which the voters were made to thumbprint in the form.

Meanwhile, Mr. Victor Edoro, a politician in the area and an ex-commissioner in Edo, Mr. Gideon Obhakhan, has described the exercise as impressive.

They described the voting process as peaceful and orderly, with compliance to COVID-19 Pandemic containment protocols.

Edoro, who voted at his voting center in Idumebo Primary School, Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area, described the voting process as “peaceful and hitch-free.”

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