2015 Polls: Card reader rejects Plateau governor Jonah Jang, wife fingerprints

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The Presidential and National Assembly election in Plateau state was marred with intensive protest by Plateau State residents as most voters were disenfranchised for not having Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) while others had their thumb prints rejected by the electronic machine introduced for the elections-card reader.

SavidNews gathered that most of the card-readers built for the election were malfunctioning as some were freezing while others were not functioning at all.

Those that managed to worked could not capture fingers of everybody including governor Jonah David Jang and his wife. Also, it was gathered that INEC officials did not arrived in some polling units across the state until 3pm, while some were still waiting endlessly for the officials between 3pm and 4pm to have the election process commence.

However, in some of the polling units within Jos, the state capital, voting started at about 2pm while some combined both accreditation and voting simultaneously to make the process easy for the INEC officials and the voters where the officials arrived the venue at about 3pm.

Some of the INEC officials said they were delayed coming to the polling units for lack of transportation while some said it was officials of some political parties that conveyed them to the venue.

Meanwhile, speaking on the election process, Plateau State Governor Jonah David Jang expressed disappointment with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for insisting on the usage of card reader despite the advise of some prominent Nigerians as his thumb prints and that of his wife, Ngo Talatu Jang were rejected by the card reader machine.

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