Voting ends in Maiduguri

By Rahila Lassa, Maiiduguri, Borno State 

Most polling units in Maiduguri, Borno State seems deserted as at 12:00 noon as it appears that most of the voters who came to cast their votes, did so and left the voting area.

Voice of Nigeria observed that at a polling Unit specially dedicated to internally displaced persons in Abadam local government area in Borno State, there was a high voter turnout.
The special ward situated at the Mohammed Goni College of Legal Studies, around the Shehu of Borno palace,  has ten polling units with a total of forty five thousand seven hundred and five registered (45705) voters.
As at 10:00 am,  the place was filled with people who had voted and the prospective voters who were mostly youths and women.
Special attention was also given to the aged and pregnant at the ward.
One of the polling officers who spoke off record said only one person with disability voted, but the card reader didn’t accept his finger print, so he resorted to voting manually.
On side attractions, children could be seen playing football despite the hot temperature of about 39 degree Celsius.
Some residents could be seen engaging in petty businesses while security personnel manned more check points.