REC laments low voters’ turnout in Benue

THE ongoing bye-election in some polling units in Benue State Local Government Areas (LGAs) has been characterised by a low turnout of voters, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Sam Egwu, said. 

Egwu attributed the low turnout to residents going to farms or conducting commercial activities in communities where the election is held.

Despite the low turnout, the exercise has been going on smoothly, according to the REC.




    Meanwhile, there has been a relatively high turnout in some polling units in Kaduna and Oyo states, where the re-run and bye-elections are also taking place today, according to updates by Channels Television.

    Voting is ongoing peacefully at polling unit 009, Market Road, Barnawa, with a large turnout of voters.

    The ICIR also observed an impressive turnout of voters at Ward 6, Unit 7 in Odo Osun 1, Saki West Local Government Area of Oyo State.

    The ICIR reported that bye-election and re-run were underway in Benue, Lagos, Bayelsa and 23 other states today, Saturday, February 3.

    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement

    Recent