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#KogiDecides2023: Low turnout of voters in Lokoja
2023 Election

#KogiDecides2023: Low turnout of voters in Lokoja

Low voter turnout was observed in various polling units in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State on Saturday. It was observed that at Open Space Under Mango Tree, Opp.

  • PublishedNovember 11, 2023

Low voter turnout was observed in various polling units in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State on Saturday.

It was observed that at Open Space Under Mango Tree, Opp. Kenwon Hotel polling unit 073 with expected 314 voters; the voters who cast their votes as of the time of filing this report were just 65.

Also, Under the Tree by Jane Palace Hotel, Moremi Area polling unit with 477 expected voters, voters were seen in their low numbers.

It was gathered that there was vote-buying at Open Space Under Mango Tree, Opp. Kenwon Hotel polling unit 073 as money was given to the electorate after voting.

Election observer commends INEC, security agencies

An election observer, Stephen Ojo, of the Christian Association of Nigeria has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission and the security agencies for the peaceful and timely conduct of the Kogi State governorship poll.

Ojo spoke to journalists at the Anagbe Mech/Moremi Rest Open Space, near mechanic polling unit 008 with expected 750 registered voters on Saturday.

He noted that INEC officials and election materials arrived on time with the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System working perfectly.

Ojo said, “So far, I must commend INEC and security agencies for this 2023 governorship poll in Kogi state.

“I have observed that the BVAS is working well and INEC officials arrived early enough.

“There is peace for now in Lokoja. Thanks to the security personnel.”

There was also a low turnout of voters in the above polling unit at the time of filing this report.

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