The presiding officer said his team is under extreme pressure to meet up and that his job is tougher because the majority of voters are aged.
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ede South Local Government are lamenting inadequate human and materials resources.
At Polling Unit 10, Ward 4, Alajue I, opposite Seventh Day II Pry School, no fewer than 2,000 voters were seen in queues waiting to be accredited.
The process was moving at snail speed as the five INEC staff struggled to attend to prospective voters with the two BVAS machine available at the place.
The situation is worsened by the malfunctioning of the BVAS which often failed to efficiently recognise voters by thumbprints, subjecting them to secondary accreditation process such has facial recognition or manual input.
The Presiding Officer of the Poling Unit, Jaiyeola Abdulsalam, said his team is under extreme pressure to meet up and that his job is tougher because the majority of voters are aged.
“We are overwhelmed. These crowd is much and we are short staffed. It’s even more difficult because this people are elderly. They are not just people you can give instructions and call the next person.
“Sometimes we ask them who they want to vote and show them their logo,” Mr Jaiyeola said.