President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and his wife, Patience Jonathan may not be able to vote if the plan to ensure that only voters cards verified by the electronic card reader provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is strictly followed. The first family has not been able to get accredited to vote because the card readers could not read their cards.
The president and his wife have gone back home with the plan to return to the polling unit to try again. Before leaving, the president asked Nigerians to be patient with the INEC. Amongst other things, the president said;
I encourage Nigerians to be patient with INEC. We have to be sacrificial.
Observers have reported that electoral materials are not yet present in many polling units. While materials are grossly inadequate in other units. Card readers are reported to be working in some places while they are not working in other places. As Nigeria decides, everyone should heed the admonition of President Goodluck Jonathan and be patient with INEC. No violence!