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#AnambraDecides: Voters Protest Electoral Body, INEC’s ‘No Facemask, No Voting’ Rule

Some of the voters at Ward 9 Ezimezi in Amawbia, in the Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, have protested the ‘No facemask, No voting’ instruction issued by the presiding officer, Ahmed Abdilahi.
The Presiding officer who is a member of the National Youth Service Corps had asked voters to go back and bring their facemasks before they would be allowed to do so.

A former Anambra State House of Assembly member, Chikodi Aghanya, obviously angry with such order, described the instruction as ‘rubbish’, Punch reports.
He said, “We can’t take that instruction from you. This is rubbish. How can you ask these old people here to go back to their homes to go and bring facemasks before they will be allowed to vote? If you do that here you will see our true colour.”

Speaking about the situation, Abdilahi said, “That was INEC instruction and we will obey it to the letter. We have hand sanitisers here. We have our facemasks on. They should go and have theirs. It’s a simple instruction they must obey.”
The Presiding Officer further mentioned that they were having network challenges to operate some of their tools.

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