Supplementary Elections: Voter apathy characterises exercise in parts of Rivers (

Supplementary Elections: Voter apathy characterises exercise in parts of Rivers

only few voters had come out to cast their votes.

Polling Units 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 88 of the same ward also experienced a similar situation as voters came out in trickles to vote.

However, the election environment was peaceful and orderly with the presence of the Police and personnel of the Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at the polling stations.

In Unit 44 Ward 5 opposite the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) office complex, the Presiding Officer, James ArIbibbia, said that no person had voted in the unit as at 1040 a.m.

The Presiding Officer of Unit 1, Jesse Kio, said voting commenced in the unit by 830 a.m.

Saturdays House of Representatives supplementary election in Port Harcourt Federal Constituency in Rivers has been characterised by low turnout of voters, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

In Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Ward 5 (Port Harcourt Township, election commenced at 830 a.m.

but only few persons had voted.

Some of the voters, who spoke with NAN attributed the voter apathy to doubts over the transparent conduct of the elections.


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