Full width home advertisement


Post Page Advertisement [Top]


Anambra Supplementary Poll: INEC Officials, Materials Arrive Early At Polling Units

In spite of the voters' apathy trailing the ongoing supplementary governorship poll in Anambra, INEC officials and materials arrived at the various polling centres as early as 6.00 a.m.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the polls, scheduled for 210 units, however, continued to record low turn-out of voters in most of the polling units.
There is heavy security presence and restriction of movement, especially in Idemili North Local Government Area, which is the stronghold of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Sen. Chris Ngige.

The candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Tony Nwoye, his Labour Party counterpart, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah and the APC had earlier said that they would boycott the poll.
At Chukwura Primary School one, polling Unit 006 in Abatete, in the council area, 42 voters out of 382 that registered had been accredited as at 12:00 noon.
Also at Chukwura Primary School two, polling unit 007, only 16 registered voters were accredited out of 123 as at the same period.
An observer with the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), Mr John Chukwuma, who was at the polling units, told NAN that the apathy could be due to inadequate voter sensitisation in the area.
He, however, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its ``timely mobilisation of materials and commencement of the exercise''.
At Ogidi Town Hall one and two, units 009, 010 and 021, only 45 voters were accredited out of 372 as at 11:30 a.m.
At Igweamaka Primary school polling unit 016, in Anaocha Local Governemnt Area, which had 276 registered voters, officials of INEC arrived at the unit as early as 6:30 a.m. for the polls.
The electoral officer in-charge of the area, Mrs Patricia Ndibe, said accreditation of voters began at exactly 8 a.m., adding that as at 10 a.m., only 50 voters had been accredited.
NAN further reports that only the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) had its agent at the polling booth.
However, the local council chairman of APC, who simply identified himself as Mr Egbobe, said he was at the station to observe and not to take part in the exercise ``as directed by the party leadership''.
An accredited voter, Mrs. Florence Oraedum, said that the apathy could be due to people's disenchantment with INEC on the conduct of the entire exercise.
Oraedum commended the presence of security personnel, which she said, would forestall any break down of law and order. (NAN)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Disclaimer:comments are opinions of my readers alone and does not represent cLOUDig views. contact us through cloudigblog@gmail.com, @cloudigblog on twitter or call 08062898177.

Bottom Ad [Post Page]

| Designed by Colorlib