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#EdoDecides: Obaseki Chides INEC Over Conduct Of Election

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has expressed displeasure over conduct of the ongoing governorship election.

He criticized the slow pace of the electoral process after casting his vote at polling unit 19, ward 4, Oredo local government area of the state.

Obaseki, who is also the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, complained about the delay in the process.

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The Governor said he expected better planning by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“I expected that INEC would have prepared better for this election. I waited for one and half hours on the queue before exercising my franchise, it’s a bit disappointing.

“Given that this is a sole day election, I expected a better planning for this election. Card readers were very slow and that’s the situation everywhere.”

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“At the last presidential election, in my polling unit, there were two polling points which eased the burden on voters. You all are witnesses to how long it has taken.

“The card reader here is working slowly, and this is the situation in all the major voting centres in Oredo Local Government Area of the state as I speak.

“At Garrick Memorial School, I understand that over 500 voters are already stranded because they can’t vote due to the slow processing of the card reader.

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“One would have expected that INEC will have deployed more card readers and more voting points in high-density polling centres.”

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