Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has expressed dismay at the failure of the Bimodal Verification Accreditation (BVA) system due to technological failure.
As reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been facing technical difficulties while attempting to capture voters in various sections of the state using the BVA gadget.
Soludo, who arrived to Polling Unit 002, Ward 13, in Ofiyi Square, Isuofia in the Aguata Local Government Area at approximately 12: 15 p. m. , was unable to be identified by the BVA system because he was not registered.
” This BVA technology has proven to be a complete failure, and voting has yet to begin in the vast majority of polling stations across the state as of almost 1 p. m. on election day. ”
” It takes around 20 to 30 minutes to catch a voter in areas where it is effective. ” Even if the device begins operating immediately, it will be impossible to complete the task in record time given the large number of people there.
Because I was surprised to learn that this technology breakdown is occurring throughout the state, it raises basic problems.
” Perhaps we will maintain our optimism that the problem will be resolved. ” I’ ve been here for more than 20 minutes, and there’ s just no way. ”
Aside from that, Soludo expressed concern about the insufficiency of INEC officials and security personnel in several polling stations.
The INEC official said, ” for example, there is a ward with 17 voting stations but only five INEC officials. ” There were no officials among the other twelve.
” There is also the problem of security, as there is not a single police officer in my polling unit. ”
It was brought to my attention at Ihialla that materials had not yet been released by the local authority. It’ s a terrible predicament to find yourself in. ” INEC should take the necessary steps to ensure the success of this procedure, ” he stated.
While encouraging INEC to remedy the technical malfunction, Soludo expressed optimism that the problem will be resolved in the near future.
We had assurances from the chairman of the INEC that things would improve. As a result, we are hopeful that the machines will be operational soon.
The APC candidate expressed gratitude to voters for turning out in such great numbers to cast their ballots for him.
” Even before the arrival of INEC officials, a huge number of people had gathered in support of the election, which is quite praiseworthy. ”
” I urge our supporters to be patient and to make certain that they cast their ballots as soon as the machine begins to function. “