Voting commenced at exactly nine o'clock in the morning at Aguluzigbo town hall in Anaocha local government area, with INEC officials seen at the various polling units in the center.
INEC ad hoc staff in charge of unit 017, which has two voting points, complained of non- functional card readers, though he said their supervisor has been alerted and they await his instruction.
At Mgbuwa village hall, Akwaeze, also in Anaocha, voting also commenced around half past eight o’clock in the morning.
Though apparent apathy among the people who trickled in, there were no card reader issues.
ABS correspondent, Ngozi Obileri, reports that security agents were stationed at strategic points to ensure non-violation of law and order.
Meanwhile, early commencement of voting is reported as electorate in Anambra Central Senatorial District elect their senator.
Correspondent, David Okpokwasili, who is monitoring the exercise in Awka and environs reports that voting commenced in different Polling Units within the Capital City as early as Eight o'clock this morning, even as the exercise continues to register low turnout of voters despite reported partial restriction of movement on most roads in the State.
As at the time ABS crew arrived Federal Science and Technical College, Awka, the centre housing three voting units commenced accreditation and voting simultaneously at exactly a quarter past eight with no hindrance from the Smart Card Readers.
Similar situation is reported at St Mathew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia where voting started at eight o’clock as well as at Community Primary School, Amawbia.
Mrs Elizabeth Ndibe, an octogenarian and retired Head Teacher commended the process so far and urged people at home to come and vote.
Other Voters; Mr. Chukwudi Dikeh, Mrs Ngozi Oye, Mr. Udoka Ifedigbo, an Imo state indigene resident in Awka, and a party agent, Mr. Anthony Nwogbo, all commended the process stating that the Independent National Electoral Commission has greatly improved and adjudged the process free and fair.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS