#NigeriaDecides: I'm not impressed, says Akeredolu on Voter turnout



The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, expressed his dissatisfaction over the turnout of voters which he said was low at his polling unit in the Owo Local Government Area of the state.

Akeredolu, who voted at Ward 5, unit 6, ljebu Owo, in the Owo LGA, also said he experienced initial technical hiccups with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System.


He said, "I am not too impressed yet with the turnout but I expect that many people will come out. But we need to be larger than this, I have always voted here. But I know that people are going to come out. We are more and it's too early in the day now, since they know you come and vote and go. So, everybody will come out at their own convenient time. Many people will still come and vote."

Speaking about his experience with the BVAS, the governor said, "Probably, this initial hiccup applied to me only because several people have passed through this and they didn't have much problem.


"I believe that it was caused by the surging crowd. You know they had to clear the crowd, and at a point, they felt it was because I am wearing white; whichever one, the important thing is that at the end of the day, the BVAS machine captured me. That's all. So, when there is some delay, we should expect it but I have cast my vote."


Also, commenting on the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Akeredolu said, "For me, INEC has displayed their independence. I don't see anything they are doing now. At least, at this polling booth, I don't know what is happening in other places, but they have been cautious. Those who are there, they are being cautious and I believe that is their independence. For now, I don't know what is happening in other places."

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