Low Turnout Of Voters Grips Nasarawa Polls

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By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia

Elections into the Governorship and State House Assembly in Nasarawa State witnessed a low turnout of voters as most polling stations were scanty.

The process which commenced as early as 8 am Saturday, most polling stations visited were seen empty aside the presence of INEC officials and security operatives.

When New Nigerian Newspapers spoke with some of the electorates, many expressed displeasure over the untrue nature of the process, saying that their votes do not count as the ruling party decides what they want to do.

Most electorates were of the opinion that the political apathy in the country has affected the voting psyche of most people in the state and the country at large.

Speaking to journalists shortly after casting his vote at his Lugun Wambai polling unit in Lafia at about 11:48am, the Nasarawa State governor, Tanko Almakura warned those planning to foment trouble during and after the elections to steer clear of the state as government was ever ready to come down hard on such persons or group of people fanning the ember of violence.

Al-Makura however expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise so far, even as he urged actors in the game to play the game according to its rules and accept results of the election in good faith.

 

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