Low Turnout in Benue Supplementary Polls
Mar 23, 2019
The continuing Governorship and State Home of Meeting supplementary elections in most polling items in Native Authorities Areas (LGA’s) throughout Benue has been characterised by low turnout of voters.
NAN correspondents, who monitored the polls on Saturday in Makurdi, Gwer, Otukpo native authorities areas, report that the turnout was poor in comparison with the Presidential and Nationwide Meeting polls within the state.
In some polling items there have been no queues as those that got here to vote had been promptly attended to by polling unit officers.
Regular business actions had been ongoing at Taraku and Aliade in Gwer East LGA, the place the supplementary ballot was ongoing in Mbalom council ward.
Autos had been seen loading baggage of fermented moist cassava paste (Akpu) to different rural markets on the market.
In Otukpo city, the overall temper didn’t replicate the conduct of any election within the place.
The Otukpo motor park was as normal beehive of actions whereas bike operators had been busy conveying passengers to their locations.
Retailers and different companies had been additionally conducting their regular routine enterprise actions.
A few of the voters blamed the low turnout on what they termed” politicians’ deceitful methods”.
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