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Ekiti Election: Visually Impaired Voter Causes Commotion At Polling Unit



Ekiti Election

A visually impaired electorate reportedly caused a stir in the Saturday’s Ekiti Governorship election at Fajuyi House, Polling unit 007, over her inability to identify the logo of her preferred party which led to a shouting march among agents of political parties.

The voter was said to have informed the INEC’s ad-hoc staff at the polling unit that she could not see the logo of the party she wanted to vote for.

The choice of who would assist her almost led to a fight among party agents as the INEC officials rejected those that volunteered to assist the woman.

While the matter was being resolved, voting was temporarily put on hold until her son, simply identified as Yemi later showed up and was allowed to assist her cast her vote.

Meanwhile, the INEC Adhoc officer on duty, at a newly created polling unit, Unit 45, Ward 9, Ado Ekiti, said only four voters were on the list.

He said one voter had cast his vote, while the other three were being expected.

But at the next polling unit to it, Polling Unit 44, Ward 9, there were several people in the queue waiting to cast their vote.