Low turnout of voters in Anambra senatorial election

Election in Anambra Central Senatorial Discrict has so far not recorded expected turn out as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducts a re-run.

Accordoing to reports from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the voting centres in Awka South, Awka North, Dunukofia, Njikoka, Idemili North, Idemili South and Anaocha Local Government Areas report that electoral officials were at the polling units by 8 a.m.

At Aroma Junction I&II polling units in Awka South, Miss Edith Igoromi, the INEC electoral officer, told NAN that five people have voted as at 8.30 a.m, while at ward eight unit three and four, seven and 10 people had voted.

Aaba town Hall polling unit 005 and 006 both in Dunukofia, voting began at 8 a.m with four persons and two respectively voting at both units.

At Akpu in Ukpo also in Dunukofia, voting started at 8 a.m with the same low number of voters recorded.

More checks has it that polling unit at Obosi Central School in Idemili North, Enugwu-Uku in Njikoka, polling unit eight located in Nri Primary in Anaocha also report that voting commenced at 8 a.m though the turnout was still low.

Also in all the polling units, only the agents of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) were sighted at the voting centres.

Mr Okonkwo Jisike, APGA agent, told NAN at Aroma Junction that he was impressed with the peaceful conduct of the exercise, adding “though the turnout is low, the exercise is going on peacefully’’.

Observers were yet to arrive in the voting stations visited while there were impressive presence of security in all the polling units visited.

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