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#NigeriaDecides2023: Wike berates INEC over BVAS failure

Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike


The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission over the failure of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System.

The governor noted that he was very disappointed in Commission, following the failure of its several promises in the conduct of the ongoing general elections.

While speaking to newsmen, shortly after the failure of the system, to capture him.

The governor, who went to the polling his polling unit at ward 9, unit 7, Rumuiprikon, Obio/Akpor LGA, along with his wife, lamented the failure of the system.

He said, “We are highly disapointed. INEC told us they were ready for the election and that BIVAS are working.

“You can see the crowd here I don’t think that most people will be allowed to vote with slow working of the BIVAS.

“I have stayed about 25 minutes here and I was told to go and come back that they will rectify the BIVAS.

“We are highly disappointed. If a number of people are disenfranchised, what do you expect!
” People will lose their temper and anything could happen. INEC ought to have been completely ready before telling the people they are ready.”

However, when the governor was asked to make comments on the pockets of violence, reported in some parts of the state, he said it was not true.

“There is no violence anywhere in the state,” he said.

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