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Guber election: Why we ‘re not voting – Taraba voters



The continued governorship and state Home of Meeting election in Taraba State is characterised by low turnout of voters throughout the size and breadth of the state.

DAILY POST noticed plenty of eligible voters going about their day by day enterprise regardless of the restrictions on actions.

Sunday Adda, who regretted voting throughout the presidential election, mentioned the “failure of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, to stick to the electoral guarantees” compelled him to not take part within the governorship and state Home of Meeting elections.

Questioning why the Fee couldn’t add the presidential outcomes whereas voting was ongoing, he mentioned the worry of a repeat of that state of affairs compelled him to steer clear of “at present’s train.”


Different voters cited the alleged incapacity of the authorities involved to offer sufficient safety for voters and electoral officers, as the explanation for his or her withdrawal from the train.

Citing the assaults on election supplies in Akate Ward earlier at present, Elizabeth Hassan, mentioned “such assaults personally compelled me and a few of my associates to remain indoors.”

Hassan, who claimed to have participated within the February twenty fifth election, mentioned: “The gunshots I heard at present in Akate, Donga council, is sufficient to pressure voters from popping out to vote.”

Accreditation and voting must begin by 8:30 am, however the course of didn’t begin on the scheduled time in polling models visited by DAILY POST primarily on account of poor voters’ turnout.

Some polling models in Wukari, Karim-Lamido, Ardo-Kola and Jalingo, the state capital, amongst others, have been scanty at 10 am.


Some INEC advert hoc workers who spoke with DAILY POST expressed dismay that regardless of their presence of their varied polling models within the early hours of the day with voting supplies, voters have been “nowhere to be seen.”

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