The governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Rivers State on Saturday witnessed a low turnout of voters.
Unlike the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections, which noticed a excessive turnout of the voters from 8 am, the passion is absent right now.
As of 9:40 am, some polling items in Woji, Elekahia and Rumuomasi areas of the state haven’t began voting.
Also, the quantity of folks seen on the polling items in the world was fewer in comparison with that of the presidential and National Assembly election, because the state has over 3.5 million registered voters.
In some elements of Port Harcourt, youths had been seen enjoying soccer on the streets freely.
There is calm in Port Harcourt and its environs, amidst the presence of policemen, troopers and different safety operatives.
In Governor Nyesom Wike’s Ward 9, Unit 7A, voting has commenced however the governor had but to reach to train his franchise.
The Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr Tammy Danagogo, has solid his vote in Ward 4, Unit 10 Jack-White Compound in Degema, whereas the governorship candidate of the Accord Party,
Chief Lulu-Briggs, solid his vote in Unit 1, Ward 4 additionally in Degema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area.
The low turnout of voters could also be attributed to the political stress in the state coupled with the latest present of pressure by the army and the police on Friday.
Some have mentioned another excuse for the voter apathy was as a result of of some reported points of malpractice in some elements of the state.
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