CARD reader failed to recognise the fingerprint of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Professor Olusola Eleka, at his Ikere-Ekiti country home, thereby denying him of exercising his civic responsibility.
The development propelled palpable tension and obvious intrigues.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier declared that there would not be provision for incidence form as an alternative to allow electorate exercise their franchise if card reader fails.
Eleka, in his reaction, expressed worry over the incidence, calling for immediate action to rectify the error for him to cast his vote.
“I cannot say that I do not have confidence in the electoral process, but I am worried, and I do not really understand what is really happening.
“The card reader could not recognise my card, they said may be it is bent, but you can see it, it is straight.
“I think I am still the only person being affected here, as others are casting their votes without hindrance.
“I believe the commission will do something very fast to find solution to this,” he said.