Plateau State Governor, Mr Jonah Jang, on Saturday frowned at the inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) card reader device to capture his finger prints during his accreditation for voting on Saturday’s guberntorial elections.
Jang whose finger prints were rejected six times by the device as it happened during the March 28 presidential elections was later accredited manually for voting by INEC officials.
The governor who had filed a pending suit against INEC seeking to stop the use of the card reader prior to the election, therefore, restated his opposition to the use of the card reader machines as it failed to recognize him again.
Reacting to the development to newsmen, Jang said: “You can see that the card reader again failed to capture my fingers.
“My suggestion to INEC is to drop the use of the card reader and return to the old style of voting since these machines are not working well.
“This will minimize the disenfranchisement of voters over no fault of theirs.’’
Commenting on the relative low turnout of voters on Saturday’s election in the state, Jang said that there was no voter apathy in the state.
He expressed optimism that his party, the PDP, would “do very well’’ in the elections against a fierce opposition from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election which political pundits say is too close to call.