Some residents of the Alagbon community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday complained that the card reader was displaying “voting after election” during the election.
Isiah Adewole, a community leader at St. Louis Ward 2, Unit 22, said he was the first to be accredited, but to his surprise, the card reader was displaying: “Voting after election.”
Adewole said that he had to cry out because he believed that with that display, the vote cast was a waste of time.
He said: “I came to vote around 8am and when I voted, the card was displaying I was voting after election.”
Esau Edawole, also a community leader in the area, said when he got to the polling unit, the Presiding Officer told him that the machine was malfunctioning.
Edawole said the PO had to call her superiors to replace the machine and the one they brought was still malfunctioning and voting could not start as at 11am at the unit.
Wole Ogunyemi, the Chairman, Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, also confirmed the claims of the community leaders.