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 .
“ 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 .