Saturday, 28 March 2015

UPDATES AS NIGERIA DECIDES 2015

13:00 (1.00PM)
Governor Fashola and his wife are accredited in Lagos.
Complaints of faulty card readers increasing as manual accreditation is now being done in many centres across the country. Voters interviewed suggest that INEC may really not have been ready yet for this election.
Some voters from Gbagada said they were going to Kosofe to get accredited as card readers at their units were not working.
13:25 (1:25PM)
Voters say accreditation went on smoothly and all card readers worked perfectly atvthe Alimosho, Ikotun area.
13:30 (1.30PM)
Ondo State: Many voters are happy with the accreditation process. Voting started atvthe IbaraOke Area right on 1:30PM
Ekiti State: Many voters indicated they were accredited manually. Reporter corrected an impression being peddled that the Deputy Governor was attacked. The reporter said voters were only asking why the deputy governor was at a centre where he wasn't registered to vote .
13:40 (1:40 PM)
Rivera State: Complainats of card reader mix ups at various polling centres with wrong card readers being sent to centres. The card readers had to be returned while some centres conducted manual accreditation to avoid wasting time.
Ripples begin to show as word filters out that the major opposition party is threatening to boycottvthe polls.
15:00 (3:00PM)
BAYELSA STATE: President Johnathan just voted. Says he is hopeful of winning.
18:00 (6:00PM)
The delay caused by faulty card readers and inadequate logistics impedes completion of the voting process today. INEC has appealed to Nigerians to continue the voting process tomorrow.

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