Plateau State Records Low Turn Out Of Voters Peaceful,Orderly Elections
The Governorship /House Of Assembly elections exercise at the central zone of plateau state have been generally peaceful and orderly.
Radio Nigeria went round polling units in the five local government areas which are Mangu, Pankshin, Bokkos,kanke and Kanam local government areas of plateau state.
It was observed the most polling units had low turn out of voters while some units voters came out en masse to cast their votes.
INEC materials and officials arrived their designated polling units on time and accreditation/ voting commenced early mostly at the hour of 8am.
It was also observed that there were presence of security personnel at every polling unit ensuring there was no any breakdown of law and order.
Radio Nigeria caught up with the deputy governor aspirants of the All progressive congress APC prof. Sonni Tyoden and his counter part from the People’s Democratic Party PDP Dr James Daalok who happend to come from the same local government area.
Both coming from Mangu local government area, and speaking separately, deputy governor APC, prof Sonni Tyoden described the process as free, fairs, credible and peaceful.
He added that he was able to go round most polling units in his local government, he said he was impressed with the conduct of voters and the turn out was impressive.
The PDP deputy governor, James Daalok commended the efforts of the Electoral commission and their being timely to their posting units.
He however called on voter that are still at home and are reluctant to come out to exercise their franchise to ensure they do so in oder for them to vote the leader of their choice.
Meanwhile accreditation and voting commenced at exactly 8:09 am at Angwan Madaki 1 and 2 polling unit 008 and 009 in Mangu local government areas of plateau state .
There was low turn out of voters compared to the presidential and National Assembly elections.
Radio Nigeria correspondent who spoke with cross section of voters, explained that some people were still at home preparing to come and vote at their own paste.
The INEC official at the polling unit said once the time assigned for voting was over ,nobody would be allowed to cast their vote.
DORCAS GWANI JOS