INEC records low turnout of voters in Port Harcourt

Sammie Idika, Port Harcourt


The low turnout of voters in most areas in River State has been aligned to voters’ apathy.

Most young men were seen playing football on the deserted roads and some just sitting around their homes.

In Ward 8 Unit 16, Airforce Base, Port Harcourt, there are visible poor turnout of voters.

As at the time of report about 10:45am only about 50 people have voted.

One of the Inec poll official said he’s hopeful more voters will turn up.

Meanwhile, in ward 8, Unit 18 inside Airforce Base, the turnout is encouraging, close to 100 voters did cast their vote.

Some of the presiding officers who granted an interview to Voice of Nigeria correspondent confirmed that when compared to the presidential and National Assembly Elections, the voters turn out is terribly low.

In Rumuola, ward 13 Unit 21, Ward 13, Unit 20, Ward 13, Unit 15 and Rumuokwuta, Ward 13, Unit 18, Ward 13, Unit 19, the turnout was equally low. About 11:58, only few voters came around to cast their votes compared to February 23 election.

Inec officials are hopeful that more people would turn up before the clock work ticks to the official end of voting today.

Ime Njoku