INEC publishes emergency numbers as election progresses in Kogi

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Hauwa Abubakr, Lokoja

The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has published hotlines for voters in the case of emergencies.

In case of emergency voters can call  0700-2255-4632 09050858629, 09050858675, 09050858649 08180958715, 08180958717, 08180958709 09025038466, 07086945927, 08120183063 07062896047, 08105119010, 08146697603.

Major contenders in the election, Governor Yahya Bello of the APC, and Musa Wada of the PDP cast their votes at their respective polling units in their local government areas.

However, voting has been generally peaceful and voters are turning up in their numbers to exercise their franchise.

There have also been technical hitches with card readers at some polling units including Ayewa 001 Polling unit, Kabba /Bunu Ayeteju Kajola, Idofin, Yagba East among others.

Voice of Nigeria reports that election began at 8am in most polling units, and there have been pockets of disagreements across a few others including Ogede center in Ankpa LGA, Obeiba ward 1, Ihima Okeyi L

Voting materials arrived at over 60% of polling units across the state, as early as 7.am local time.

More updates shortly…

Lateefah Ibrahim