Voting commences after delayed accreditation in South East


Voting started around 3 .00 p.m. in parts of the South East, especially in the areas where the card reader functioned properly in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the late arrival of materials and electoral officials had heralded the elections in the zone, causing delays in the process.

Malfunctioning card readers also resulted in process delays in many parts of the various states as voters had to be given manual accreditations after verifying their names in the voters’ register.

At Ilile in Ohaji Egbema local government in Imo, voting started around 2.45 p.m. after the voters were accredited using the card reader.

Also in Obowo local government in Imo, particularly in Umuariam and Alaike Amuru, voting started before 3.00 p.m. due to early accreditation.

Voting also started early at Eziama Obire in Nkwerre and Mbutu in Aboh Mbaise.

In Enugu State, voting also started around 3 p.m. in Igbo-Etiti, Ezeagu, Udi and Enugu South local government areas.

Similarly in Anambra, Ebonyi and Abia, voting had commenced in areas where the INEC officials had concluded the accreditation of the voters. (NAN)