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Regional News of Saturday, 18 March 2023


Low turnout as voters shun election in Peter Obi's Anambra

Peter Obi cast his vote in the February 25 elections Peter Obi cast his vote in the February 25 elections

There has been an abysmal turn-out of voters in Anambra after a huge number of people came out to cast their votes during the presidential elections three weeks ago.

Polling centres visited in Awka, the State capital, showed near empty units as staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC sat idly, reports Daily Post.

At Aroma junction 1, polling unit 008, Awka South Local Government Area, at at 9:20 am, only six persons had been able to vote, despite the commencement of voting at 8:30 am, and the swiftness of the BVAS machines, Daily Post wrote.

A voter, Mrs Chika Ndu who spoke to Daily Post said: “People are not coming out because they feel their votes may not count because of what happened last three weeks.

“It will take a level of enlightenment for people to accept to come out, because they believe their votes will not count.

“I cannot believe that this same place where I found it difficult to cast my vote last three weeks, I can just come in and in less than three minutes, I had cast my vote.”

Another respondent, a journalist, Mr Damian Egwuonwu said: “I think it is early, people will still come out.”