2019 Elections: Accreditation and voting on-going in Otukpo

Victor Ayako, Otukpo


Accreditation and voting commenced in most polling units in Otukpo in Benue State.

At polling units  012 and 013 in ward 1 and 015 at ward 2 Oturkpo that I visited  earlier in the day .The exercise started as scheduled at 8:00 am with the voters lined up in a peaceful and orderly fashion.

One thing was however visible three a very few number of voters at the most of the polling units in comparison to the last presidential and House of Assembly Elections. This according to some sources this may not be unconnected to the late commencement of the elections during the last elections hence people were taking their time to come and hence the slow trickle of people to polling units

As at 12 noon the voters were still coming in trickles and in others the election officials were seen waiting for voters to turn up.

All the polling units visited were peaceful and orderly and still ongoing.

These are images from ward 3 polling Units 018 and 023 Otukpo town centre with very scanty turnout.