How BVAS stopped me from voting – Osoba

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By Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta

A chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) Chief Oulsegun Osoba has said he felt very said that he was unable to vote after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machine failed to accredit him twice.

Osoba had gone to accredit himself at Omololu Polling Unit 15, Ward 14 GRA in Abeokuta South local government area of Ogun around 11am, but the BVAS failed to accredit him.

He went back at about 2:11 pm and was denied again.

The former governor while speaking with Journalist at his polling unit, however, said he was not the only one who was denied accreditation by BVAS.
He added that three other persons were also denied.

The former governor said he would have love to vote, but he does not want the votes of others to be voided because of one extra vote that was not recorded.

“I have been here twice today, but the BVAS failed to capture my details and if I should go ahead to vote it may lead to cancelation of the huge turnout of voters of this unit.

“I have decided to go because my name, and pictures in the voter’s card I used to vote in 2019 in this same unit have been denied by BVAS. But I don’t want it to show extra one vote cast that is not captured by the BVAS.

“I feel sad very sad, but I am encouraged with the huge turnout of voters, including elders of age 80 and above who had come out to vote, it gives me courage that APC is closer to victory.

When asked what he would do concerning continuous denial of BVAS, he said he has confidence in INEC and their technology.

He expressed optimism that the Commission will make sure their IT centers works better by March 11.