2023 Polls: Functionality of BVAS excites electorate in Ogoja


The electorate in Ogoja and environs in Cross River have expressed excitement over the functionality of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

Some of the voters who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said there had not been complaints since the accreditations and voting started at extaly 8:30 a.m.

They noted that the functionality had helped make the process faster and prayed it remained so until the end of the entire process.

A septuagenarian, Mrs Chriatiana Neji, who expressed happiness that she had cast her vote, said that the machine made a difference from what she was used to in previous elections.

“I am happy that I have voted, and it was easy and fast, I pray the best person emerged at the end of the process,” she stated.

On her part, Miss Patience Ochui, who voted at polling unit 17 in Saint Benedit Primary School, Ogoja, also commended the process.

“It took less than three minutes for me to complete the process, and I must say it was fast.

“I’m thanking the commission and government for both the BVAS and security personnel that had been around here since yesterday,” she said.

Also, Mrs Ceciilia Ochui, while also commending the functionality of the BVAS, said she was hopeful that everybody on the queue would vote since there had been no issue with the BVAS.

NAN reports that Ochui voted at unit 14 at Saint Benedit Primary School, Ogoja.

NAN further reports a similar situation at Nkum-Aladim and Nkum-Iborr voting centres in Ogoja.(NAN)

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