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High voter turnout in Maiduguri, Gombe, others

2015-03-28 13:07
Nigeria elections

Abuja - Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly election recorded large turnout of voters for accreditation in different parts of the country.

As at 8 a.m. the electorate thronged various polling units ahead of accreditations.

Correspondents monitoring the exercise in Maiduguri reported that the exercise was peaceful.

A large number of voters turned out to be accredited ahead of voting, amidst heavy security.

Accreditation started in as at 8.30 a.m. as potential voters conducted themselves in an orderly and peaceful manner.

In Gwange New GRA unit in Maiduguri, no fewer than 400 registered voters were available for accreditation.

Similarly, reports from Yola showed that there was also a large turnout of voters for accreditation even the exercise started at 8:00 a.m. as scheduled.

The same was the case in neighbouring Damaturu where accreditation also started at 8 a.m. in most parts of the city.

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So far, the exercise has remained peaceful and orderly as potential voters queue to be accredited ahead of casting their votes.

In Bauchi, accreditation commenced at about 9 a.m. in most of the polling units.

Though electoral materials arrived late in some of the units, turn out of voters was impressive in Bauchi metropolis.

In most rural areas in the state exercise started on schedule.

In Gombe State, the exercise went on orderly and peacefully.

Accreditation of voters started at about 8 a.m. while turnout remained very impressive.

Generally across the nation, accreditations started a few minutes after 8 a.m. with people queuing up peaceful.

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