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Nigerians preserve look ahead to vote’s consequence after delays

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Some Nigerians stood watch at their polling stations as counting received beneath method late Saturday (Feb. 25).

Others, forged their ballots after a day of delays within the nation’s normal elections, amid fears of vote tampering.

For the primary time this yr Nigeria’s election outcomes will likely be transmitted electronically to headquarters in Abuja, a step official say will scale back voter fraud. 

Nonetheless, Emeka Nwayanwy, a voter in Abuja was not satisfied by efforts by the electoral Fee INEC: “With the scenario we’ve, it goes a protracted method to query the credibility behind the actions of INEC.” 

“As a result of we’ve been instructed before now, that election will likely be finished devoid of hitches and the outcome can be transmitted electronically.”

Along with logistics points, different  glitches marred the method.

Delays and assaults

If voting was largely peaceable on election day, there have been fears of violence from Islamic militants within the north to separatists within the south.

And the Chairman of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee confirmed an assault within the nation’s north-east.

“I wish to report that the navy has confirmed that it was an 81-millimetre mortar assault on two services, together with a filling station close to INEC workplace,” he stated throughout a press convention to present updates on the vote.  

“However no injury to INEC services and no casualties,” he added. “Some persons are injured and are in hospital, we want them a speedy restoration.”

Mahmood Yakubu additionally stated voting would proceed late into the night in locations that had recorded violence however now have an ample safety presence.

A number of Lagos polling cubicles had been ransacked. INEC confirmed voting at 141 polling items in Bayelsa would happen on Sunday (Feb. 26) after the poll was disrupted there.