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Nigeria: All eyes on electoral fee workers as voters hope for ‘truthful’ course of

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All eyes are on Nigeria’s Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC).

On this polling station in Lagos, Saturday (Feb. 25), voters had been optimistic the election can be clear.

“The overall election goes to be a free and truthful one contemplating what I’ve seen, I simply got here out to do the accreditation and persons are popping out to do the identical factor additionally,” Oluchi Obinyera stated.

Peter Okechukwu additionally recommended the method thus far: “The trouble INEC have been putting in, the best way they’re doing issues, the feeling they’ve been giving to folks, I believe the election goes to be free and truthful.”

To make sure the presidential and parliamentary elections are truthful, INEC launched biometric voter IDs amongst different issues.

176.000 polling stations had been set to welcome Nigerians from 7:30 pm (GMT) to 1:30 pm (GMT), Saturday.

Native media reported incidents together with late arrivals of the fee’s workers.

Ends in Kano, the second largest northern city are extremely anticipated as some specialists consider they are going to be decisive.

Voter Nnamdi Aguhara stated he anticipated extra efforts from INEC: “I walked an extended distance to get to this place and I’d say, attending to my polling unit, I can see the turnout is definitely nice however on the a part of the INEC officers turning up, nicely, we anticipated extra from them really, at the very least for them to be right here.”