Nigerians Decide 2019: Large Turnout in North Central States – Independent Observers

Nigerians Decide 2019: Large Turnout in North Central States

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By Bayode Sipasi, Ayodele Ayelomi and Temitope Owotoki

It was a mixed grill in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and the North Central states of Nasarawa and Kogi as voters went out to vote at the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

The turnout was fairly large in most polling units visited by our reporters in the states as people were seen as early as 7.00am waiting for the commencement of the exercise.

However, as at 9.40am the INEC officials are yet to arrive at some polling units at FCT. However, determined voters were seen waiting, but with no queue formed.“If not with the mouth I don(have) make (made), I would have gone back home. But I will see this to an end,” said Ola Afolabi, a voter in Kubwa FCDA district of the FCT.

however, voting actually started around 10.00am, after the confusion of whether voters should vote alphabetically or pick numbers, as no queue was formed while they were waiting for the arrival of INEC officials.

in Kogi State, the turnout was impressive too. Some of the voters who spoke to Independent Observers were also enthusiastic about exercising their franchise.

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