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Low voter turnout in Adamawa Governorship poll

Channels Television  
Updated February 4, 2012

After two postponements, the people of Adamawa state on Saturday came out to decide who will be the next occupant of the Dougirei Government House as governor.

Low voter turnout in Adamawa Governorship poll

However, Channels Television correspondents who are monitoring the accreditation and elections process report that the turnout of voters is low as the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) attended to a few registered voters.

Five political parties are in the battle to produce the new governor of the state.

The parties are the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), African Democratic Congress (ADC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Voting commenced an hour later than the scheduled time of 12 noon. The Incumbent governor, Murtala Nyako casted his vote at Haman Yaro ward in Mayo Belwa Local Government area.

Speaking to journalists shortly after casting his vote, Mr Nyako who is seeking a re-election, said “Adamawa state will experience all-round transformation if he is re-elected for a second term.”

The alternate chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Festus Okoye who led a team of Independent Election Monitoring Group said that the turnout of voters is average.

He expressed optimism that the peaceful conduct of the election will be translated into the general good of the state.