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How Anambra Electorate Voted In Governorship Election

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WRITTEN BY EKWI AJIDE AND NGOZI OBILERI
Accreditation and voting commenced simultaneously at Abagana ward three, Ifitedunu ward one, Eziowelle and Egbengwu ward four.

Political Correspondent, Chukwuemeka Modilim reports that at Kindagaton, Abagana, polling units one and two, eligible voters were seen exercising their franchise amidst tight security With all the election materials functioning effectively, while the turnout was quite impressive.

At Aguorji Primary School, Ifitedunu ward one, polling units 005, and 004, voting took place but the turnout was low, while the card reader at polling unit 005 was not functioning as at the time of this report.

At Egbengwu ward four, Nimo, polling units 003 and 004,voting took place while the turnout was overwhelming.

In an interview, the member representing Njikoka two Constituency in the state House House of Assembly, Dr Pete Ibida, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise at the polling units.

At Union Primary School Eziowelle in Idemili North Local Government Area, pooling units 003, and 004, there was low turnout of voters.
At Ekwulobia there seemed to be low turnout in the poll early in the day.

When the ABS crew visited Community Primary school, Ekwulobia at exactly ten minutes past nine, there was no voter at the polling unit but INEC officials who claimed they were asked not to speak on camera told us that all the voting materials were complete but they were yet to see any voter.

On the way to another polling unit, we saw that Eke Ekwulobia was in full session and when asked, the traders said they were sourcing their livelihood because of the economic situation in the country.

Surprisingly, many of them had their PVCs with them so they claimed they will vote afterwards.

At Ekwulobia stadium, youths were seen playing football and they too claimed that they will vote later.

However, at Central School Ekwulobia, there was turn out of voters and accreditation and voting were going on simultaneously and so far, the card reader has rejected just one person.

At the Council hall Achina ward one, accreditation and voting were ongoing simultaneously but the card reader rejected one person.
Meanwhile, Nnewi North and Ekwusigo local government areas witnessed large turnout of registered voters who were eager to cast their vote.

When ABS arrived the Nnewi North Secretariat at nine 0'clock In the morning, it was under lock and key which was a proof that materials were properly secured as planned by the INEC.

At Obiakabor ward two Nnewi , Units zero- one – seven and zero –one –eight voting was yet to commence at the polling units.

The situation was the same at Umudim ward two, units zero-zero-seven and zero-zero-six, voters were seen in their numbers but voting was yet to start as at quarter to ten o’clock in the morning.

Expressing their disappointment, a community leader at Obiakabor, Mr Godwin Onyekaba and Ifeanyi Chima regretted that they have spent close to two hours since they arrived the polling centers at eight 0'clock in the morning.

However at Okwueze Nnewi- Ichi Hall, accreditation and voting commenced by twenty minutes past nine o’ clock in the morning.

When ABS arrived the Hall, the eight voting points at the Hall were a beehive of activities as accreditation and voting were going on simultaneously at six out of the eight voting points, but nothing was happening at Units zero-zero-six and zero-one zero due to faulty card readers.

On getting to Central School Nnewi-ichi, voting was on going at all the twenty voting points even though some of the card readers were faulty.

Voters were accredited through the voters register.

Umuezekwe-Ofufe Amakwa Ozubulu also recorded successful voting exercises as ABS gathered that voting commenced at exactly 8 0'clock in the morning at all the units in Ward Two except unit Zero- Zero- Nine, where there was an issue of faulty card reader.

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