FCT Polls: Yiaga Africa reports operational deficiencies, other challenges


Yiaga Africa, 2023 general election

Yiaga Africa, 2023 general election

Decries logistics hiccups, late arrival of security agents in AMAC

As INEC’s BVAS machines fail again

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja

As Area Councils elections continue in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, an election observer, Yiaga Africa, Saturday, released its report pointing out operational deficiencies, security challenges and abysmal voter turnout in the electoral process.

This made known in the report with subject ‘Midday Situational Statement on the 2022 FCT Area Council Elections’, read by Executive Director, Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, and Board Member of Yiaga Africa, Ezenwa Nwagwu, during a media conference.

According to them, from preliminary findings as of 1:00pm on Election Day received from Watching The Vote, WTV, observers roving in the six Area Councils there was; Late opening of polling stations due to poor logistics and election security problems; BVAS machines failed to authenticate both the fingerprints and facial biometrics of voters,…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper