Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has called out the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for disenfranchising her and twenty others in her polling unit.
Taking to microblogging platform Twitter to give an update about how the election is going, the veteran lamented that she has not been able to cast her vote because the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) (an electronic device designed to read Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and authenticate voters) says she is not registered.
Henshaw further disclosed that she found her name on the register on the wall and on INEC register however, she can’t vote. She called on the person in charge of INEC in Lagos to find a quick solution to the problem.
While noting that she won’t take things easy with INEC because they are playing with her destiny, she called on international media bodies like Cable Network News (CNN), and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to take note of what is happening.
She wrote: “You people are playing with my destiny. INEC eh! I registered, I transferred my card, i picked up my PVC now you BVAS is saying I’m not registered. But I have seen my name on the register on the wall and in your website. What are you guys doing? Its like you people want problem with me. INEC, CNN, BBC anybody watching this election from out side of the country, INEC is playing games. its not just me, there are so many people who have not been found on the BVAS. Please whomever is in charge of INEC Lagos, You need to come and sought it out here”.
This is the plan of @inecnigeria @ineclagos to disenfranchise myself and over 20 Nigerians here in this polling unit!!
This is totally unfair! pic.twitter.com/v99a5kABJy
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) February 25, 2023