BVAS fails to accredit Wike, wife in Rivers

RIVERS State governor Nyesom Wike has expressed disappointment over the functionality of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machine deployed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to his polling unit.



    The BVAS machine was unable to verify Wike and hus wife’s PVCs after they arrived the polling unit around 10:30 am.

    Wike arrived at Polling Unit 7 in, Ward 9 in Obio/Akpor LGA with his wife, Justice Suzzette Eberechi Wike. 

    He however raised concerns that the failure of the BVAS could negatively impact the election.

    The ICIR gathered that the INEC adhoc staff pleaded with Wike to return and try again.

    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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