Written by Ateed YUSUF

Voters in Gwagwalada hail INEC over free, fair polls

Voters in gwagwala commend the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting a hitch free elections in Gwagwalada and environs. 

Our correspondent gathered that the Presidential and National Assembly elections was hitch free, in the area council but witnessed few cases of late arrival of materials at 9am in a Kasuwandare polling unit. 

Residents made the commendation after casting their votes, just as they appealed to INEC to improve in the area of logistics. 

Speaking to The Abuja Inquirer, Mr. Danjuma Bala and Simon Gabriel, in Dagiri primary school, said they arrived the polling centres at 7am to exercise their franchise despite the fact that the elections was to commence some minutes after 8.00am. 

They also pointed out that the card readers’ functioned optimally in their centres and voters cooperated with the INEC officials for the smooth conduct of the exercise. 

On his part, Dr. Daniel Amos called on INEC in the forthcoming FCT area councils' elections to provide befitting accommodation for corps members and other ad hoc staff, citing lack of accommodation as one of the reasons for the late arrival of electoral materials and INEC officials. 

Meanwhile, accreditation and voting in some polling units ended by 2.00pm, while in some it extended well beyond the 2pm due to large number of register voters.

Sorting and counting in some polling centres ended between 9.00pm to 10.00pm respectively. 

 

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