Nigerians go to polls to elect governors as Akinlade raises alarm over security breach
London, March 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Voting begins throughout Nigeria at as early as 8am on Saturday as Nigerians return to the polls to elect state governors and legislators as well as chairmen and councillors for the six Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, 72.7 million or 86.63 per cent of registered voters who have collected their Permanent Voter Cards, are expected to take part in the election.
INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu was confident Friday that 119,973 polling units in all 1,082 constituencies will open simultaneously throughout the country by 8 a.m today.
Yakubu said that the commission had effectively tackled the challenge of logistics as materials for the election have been earlier delivered to all States and the FCT.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State gubernatorial candidate of Allied Peoples Movement, APM, Hon Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade has raised alarm over infiltration of some unauthorised soldiers and policemen in Ipokia local government.
Akinlade raised this alarm while talking to the journalist after casting his vote at Agosasa Ward, Unit 022.
According to him a business man in the local government, who his brother is contesting for State House of Assembly under All Progress Congress, APC, provided the unauthorised soldiers led by a staff sergeant Hillux jeep and a Toyota Corrola car.
On the the conduct of the election, Akinlade who was at the poll with his wife, commended INEC for prompt arrival of their ad-hoc staff at polling units. He also commended the people for coming out early and enmasse to perform their civic right.
Akinlade on what he is expecting at the end of the exercise said, “victory insha Allah.
Voting started as early as 8am at virtually all polling units in Ipokia.