#NigeriaDecides2019: Kingsley Moghalu decries card reader fault, late arrival of materials

The presidential candidate of the Young Peoples Party , Mr . Kingsley Moghalu , has decried the non performance of card readers in his ward at Nnewi North ward 2 in Anambra.Moghalu told newsmen shortly after voting by 11 . 55 a . m that faulty card readers delayed voting in the area .

“ I came out by 8 a . m to vote but the card readers were not functioning ; so I went back to my house and came out by almost noon to vote.

“ As you can see, some voters left out of frustration having waited for about three hours . This will affect voting pattern.

“ Democracy has a lot of challenges over performance failure by INEC but when I come to power , all these will change , ’’ Moghalu said .

In Ebonyi , the member representing Abakaliki/ Izzi federal constituency at the National Assembly , Chief Sylvester Ogba , after casting his vote at Ndinkwegu – Amagu primary school polling unit , Abakaliki , lamented faulty card readers .

Ogba said the card readers did not work for over an hour before it was fixed.

“ The problem was later rectified by a technician but we want INEC to consider the lost time and add it to the voting period , ” he said .

He noted that the peaceful atmosphere noticed at the area was due to the enlightenment given to the people to maintain peace and orderliness while voting .

“ This is the ancestral home of our people and we abhor acts that threaten the lives and property of the people , ’’ he said .

Supporting the assertion , Chief Sylvanus Ngiji – Ngele , former Senator Ebonyi North senatorial district commended the people and INEC for peaceful conduct .

Chief Lazarus Ogbe, member representing Ezza South / federal consituency lamented the death of his agent alongside other PDP members by suspected hoodlums at Ndegu -Amagu ward one and two polling unit .

He said he was saddened by the loss but it would not deter the voters in affected areas from voting .

( NAN)

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