Anambra Election: Massive turnout in Aguleri, Orumba North


The Anambra governorship decision has seen great turnout of voters at the vast majority of the polling units, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

As checked the activity on Saturday in the three senatorial zones of the state, report that voters were seen in the greater part of the polling units went to as ahead of schedule as 7.30 a.m. holding up to be attended to by the electoral official.

Additionally reports that security authorities were available in all the polling units.

At Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area, the nation home of Gov. Willie Obiano, the representative said he was content with the enormous turnout of voters.

Obiano urged the people yet to come out to do so, noting that effective participation by the people was the only way they could support the advancement of democracy.

The APC governorship competitor, Dr Tony Nwoye, likewise told newsmen that the turnout was high and great.

In Oyi, Orumba North and South, Awka South neighborhood government ranges and in addition Onitsha, NAN journalists report that the turnout was high in the polling units.

At Aroma Junction, Agu Oka Polling Unit 004 in Awka South Local Government Area, Mr David Anyamele, a Local Election Observer, depicted the activity as serene and smooth.

Anyamele, an individual from Center for Citizens with Disabilities, revealed to NAN that he was inspired by the turnout of voters in the vast majority of the polling units he went to.

In any case, at Fagge Area of Onitsha, the turnout was not exceptionally great.

Igwe Nneamaka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha, told NAN that the unimpressive turnout in Onitsha was because majority of people working and doing business in Onitsha were not residents of the area.

“Most of them live in Nkpor, Obosi, and Idemili areas, but only come to Onitsha to work and do business.

“The Obi in Council had earlier met and directed the town criers to go round the various communities and announce to the people to participate in the election,’’ Achebe said.

He described the conduct of the Nov.18 governorship election as smooth, peaceful and fair.

Meanwhile, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association Election Working Group, said in Onitsha that the poll began on a good note.

The Coordinator of the group, Mr Adewale Ademola, said that the materials arrived and all the materials, including ballot boxes, card readers and results sheets were intact.

Ademola said the card readers were all in good working condition and that the election was smooth. (NAN)