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Malfunctioning card reader delays voting at Sanwo-Olu’s polling unit



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Eligible voters at Lateef Jakande/Femi Okunnu polling unit in Ikoyi experienced a delay in their quest to exercise their civic responsibilities following a delay in the voting process due to a malfunctioning card reader.

The situation left voters at the polling unit where the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was expected to vote, stranded in anticipation.

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An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission officials at the polling unit noted that voting would not start at the polling unit until the two card readers assigned to the polling unit function.

“The two card readers have to work; we cannot start until the two are functioning,” the official said.

Similar instances occurred in parts of the country during the last presidential and National Assembly polls staged on Saturday, 23rd February, 2019.

Recall that scores of prospective voters waiting to cast their votes at Unit 024 Ungwar Sariki ward where Governor Nasir El-Rufai eventually cast his vote were delayed after three card readers broke down.

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