The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) Chairman Attahiru Jega, in a press briefing this evening commended Nigerians for their large turn out and participation in the elections. He commended their resilience and understanding in the face of many difficulties and hoped that good conduct will continue to prevail. He noted that the elections went smoothly even in the North East zone where voting was conducted for internally displaced persons. The card readers also worked well in most zones and allowed for easy accreditations.
So far, Osun, Kebbi, Adamawa, Jigawa, Anambra, Akwa-ibom, Ebonyi states reverted to the manual voting system instead of the machines. He noted that elections could not be concluded yesterday because of the technical difficulties. 90 polling units in Lagos State, 37 in Yobe State, 19 in Niger State, 8 in Borno State, 25 in Adamawa State, 37 in Jigawa State, 13 in Kano State, 116 in Taraba State held elections today Sunday, the 29th of March.
According to the state offices, collation of results have begun and he advised against announcement of results by unauthorized channels especially online sites. He commended the security agencies, the ad-hoc staff, and Youth Corp members for their bravery and dedication to the election.
He also promised the key stakeholders in the elections that the elections will be free, fair and credible. He called on Nigerians to be peaceful and said the results will be announced forty eight hours after elections have ended..
He confirmed the deaths of two ad-hoc staff in Gombe and noted that it was an unfortunate incident.

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