Gov Wike Angrily Leaves Polling Unit As BIVAS Fails To Validate Him, Wife

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has angrily left his Polling Unit 8, Ward nine, Rumueprikon, Obio-Akpor after he could not be validated by the Bio-modal Voter Accreditation System (BIVAS). reports that the Rivers State Governor had waited for 25 minutes before leaving his polling unit.

The Governor, accompanied by his wife, Suzzette, left the polling unit at about 11 am as the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) appealed to them to wait.

The Governor, who left the unit, expressed disappointment in the electoral umpire.

He said: “We are highly disappointed. 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. There is no violence anywhere in the state”. reports that the INEC official stated that the problem with BIVAS was a general problem.

The official added that they were waiting for technicians assigned to the unit to rectify the problem.

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