There was low turnout of voters in Aguata, Orumba North and South Local Government areas during yesterday’s governorship election.
A team of our correspondents led by Ekwi Ajide who covered those areas reports that though the election was smooth and violent free, very few voters turned out for the exercise.
When the ABS arrived Otiogbata hall Uga ward which has four hundred and nineteen registered voters, about twenty voters had voted while fifteen out of the four hundred and ninety one registered voters at Okwute hall two also in Uga cast their vote.
Ajala square voting center Umunze, also recorded low turnout of voters.
According to a former Deputy Governor, Mr Emeka Sibudu, the voter apathy was not unconnected with the level of intimidation by some people who threatened the masses prior to the election.
He maintained that the number of eligible voters that turned up for the exercise was due to the level of sensitization.
At Community Primary School Umunze Ward Three, the story was the same.
Meanwhile the speculations that the 2017 governorship election in Anambra State may be marred by violence and boycott have been laid to rest as the election went on peacefully.
All the polling units in Ekwusigo, Ihiala, and Nnewi South Local Government areas visited by a team of our correspondents led by Ngozi Obileri witnessed a large turnout of voters.
At Umumkwejim hall two Ozubulu units 005 and 006, there were massive turn out of voters as also witnessed at Umuakpani hall Okija unit 001.
ABS also visited Ezumeri School Oraifite, where voters were seen in large numbers.
Speaking to the ABS, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly Barrister Rita Mmaduagwu expressed happiness that the election turned out to be peaceful.
Also, a stakeholder in Ichi, Mr Chuma Okolo, commended Ndi Anambra for their comportment during the exercise.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS