Today, Nigerian voters nationwide are trooping to the polls to elect a president for the next four years.
They will also choose Saturday lawmakers to represent them at the National Assembly.
They are gearing up to exercise their franchise from 8:30 a.m. when voting begins, until 2:30 p.m. when ballot areas would be shut to introduce the counting phase.
Ikeja LG Ward 3
INEC officials have just arrived at PU 085, Ward 3, in Ikeja LG, where Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be casting his vote today.
9:37 a.m.: Several PU officials and security officers just departing RAC 4 to their units. The process of distribution is slow and not likely that the vacant PUs will commence voting before noon.
9:37 a.m.: INEC officials just arrived at PU 72, Ojodu, Lagos.
9:34 a.m.: Voting has started at Daurawa Kofar Mazugal ward.
9:30 a.m.: No INEC officials at several polling units in Obio/Akpor LG. Here at PU 3, they just arrived. PUs without officials or materials included PU4, 6, and 8.
Ika North East, Owa Alero 9:29 a.m.: Ward 4 PU 001 Ika North East, Owa Alero. Elderly people complained of not seeing the ballot paper well, a situation which warrants party agents to follow them to cast their votes. Here an elderly man after casting his vote had his ballot paper wrongly folded by party agent.
9:25 a.m.: PU 006, Ajao-Estate ward, Oshodi-Isolo LGA, Lagos. Voters complained that BVAS materials not enough. Only one assigned to the polling unit instead of two. Many voters could not find their names on the BVAS data assigned to the polling unit causing a delay in the voting process.
Ika North East
9:26 a.m.: Ward 4 PU 001, Ika North East Owa Alero, large number of people troop out to vote.
9:15 a.m.: At Jabi Secondary School 2 polling unit, no list of eligible voters pasted.
“We still don’t know what is going on, we have been here since 7:00 a.m. and we are still waiting for the INEC officials,” a would-be voter told DIPLOMATIC INFO.
Sabuwar Kofa Zaitawa
9:18 a.m.: Koli at Sabuwar Kofa Zaitawa poling unit. Accreditation yet to start.
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