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Card Readers fail to authenticate fingerprints in Esan West, CentralNigeria

Card Readers fail to authenticate fingerprints in Esan West, CentralNigeria
Card Readers provided for the Edo Governorship election to authenticate fingerprints of voters in Esan West

The Card Readers provided for the Edo Governorship election to authenticate fingerprints of voters in Esan West and Esan Central Local Government Areas of Edo on Saturday failed to recognise some voters.This abnormally was noticeable at the polling units in Ward 5 (Uhunmudumu Primary School), and units 14, 15 and 16 (Emado Primary School) in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area.The same was applicable in units 5 and 6, Ward 6 (Idumebo Primary School), in Esan Central Local Government Area.Edoro, who voted at his voting centre in Idumebo Primary School, Irrua, Esan Central Local Government Area, described the voting process as “peaceful and hitch free.

They described the voting process as peaceful and orderly, with compliance to COVID-19 Pandemic containment protocols.Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitored the election in the areas, report that while the Card Readers easily identified the voter cards, they failed to authenticate their fingerprints.

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