The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended voting in the Anambra State governorship election till Sunday, November 7.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr NwachukwuOrji, told reporters that this is to allow people who were unable to vote today, Saturday, November 6, due to the failure of the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BIVAS) machine to do so. During today’s election, November 6, there were numerous machine failures. Orji said the closing of voting had been shifted from 2.30 pm to 4. pm after and that the exercise will continue on Sunday in units where voting could not hold.
He said the machines suffered software hitches, adding that the commission’s engineers were working to rectify the problem. He stated that materials did not arrive on time at some polling units because some drivers and ad-hoc staff failed to turn up.