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Just in: C’Reader fails PDP candidate, accredits wife as 130-year old Ibideye votes

Voting is currently in progress in all part of Ekiti State as the state elects new governor today, July 14, 2018.

However, earlier reports show that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Kolapo Olusola Eleka was denied accreditation as the Card Reader failed to recognize his Permanent Voter Card (PVC).

The experience was different for his wife as she passed biometric test and voted immediately.

In Isan area of the state where the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and immediate former Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi is to vote, Business Hilights gathered that a woman, Mrs. Comfort Ibideye, aged 130 cast his vote and expressed happiness in being part of the election.

However, in a terse press interview, Prof Eleka expressed worry on why his PVC cannot be recognized by the Card Reader, saying there is no trace of deformation or defacing of the card so as to result to no recognition.

Business Hilights accredited observer gathered that there are indications that alternative efforts would be made for him to cast his vote sooner than later.

Still in Isan area, Dr. Fayemi arrived late at about 10:15am and was asked to leave the cue to come forward and get accredited ahead of casting his vote with his wife.

He voted at about 10:28am and commended INEC, but the card reader failed to immediately recognise his wife’s PVC.

Late in the evening, political watcher in the state claimed that APC may be in the lead if facts and figures on ground are any thing to go by.