Impressive turnout as voting begins in Nigeria’s Anambra state
There was a large turnout of voters at the Amaesi Ward of Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra at the Saturday Governorship election in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that voters came out as early as 7.30 am until the arrival of electoral officers by 8.35 a.m at the ward, which is the ancestral home of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate, Mr Valentine Ozigbo.
Voting, however, began at about 9:40 a.m at Polling Units 5, 11, 12, 13, 15 located at the Social centre in Amaesi ward, Aguata LGA.
Mrs Agnes Okoli, a septuagenarian, told NAN that she got to the polling point as early as 7:30 a.m and had to wait till officials arrived.
Okoli said the she was impressed with the peaceful manner everyone conducted themselves and expressed hope that it ended that way.
She said she was anxious to vote because it was her civic duty and that it was an opportunity for Amaesi to give Anambra their son as governor because one of the major candidate was from the Community.
The Polling Official, who preferred anonymity, confirmed to voters that both the sensitive and non sensitive materials including original result sheets were present.
The official said special attention would be given to the aged, persons with disabilities and pregnant women.