[VIDEO] How 106-year-old woman overcame BVAS failure 16 times to vote in Ekiti

A 106 year old woman, Madam Rabi Busari Ilesanmi, who was the oldest voter in Ward 10 Okesa, Ado Ekiti, during the June 18 Ekiti governorship election voted after her fingerprints was rejected 16 times by the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS. 

It was a repeat of the 2018 experience for Madam Rabi Busari Ilesanmi, who while voting four years ago, the smart card reader failed to recognise her fingerprint until the fifth attempt. Despite the long wait, she was determined to have her vote count.

The ICIR in 2018 captured her story in this video and that of her son in this report: How smart card reader disenfranchised septuagenarian who has never missed voting since Nigeria’s independence.

Ajibola Amzat, Managing Editor at The ICIR. He can be reached via [email protected]
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