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Card reader develops faults at Sanwo-Olu polling unit

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Lagos State governorship hopeful and favourite Babajide Sanwu-Olu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) arrives to cast his vote at a polling unit in Lagos on March 9, 2019. – Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

The Presiding Officer at the polling unit 019 has disclosed that one out of the two smart card readers is malfunctioning and efforts are on to get it to work or replace it.

This has delayed accreditation and voting, where Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expected to cast his vote.

The presiding officer, who declined to give her name, however, assured that the situation is under control.

The challenge with the card reader is to be revalidated on timing and date inputs, and that the crisis has been reported to Registration Area Centre Control IT official for correction.


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