Kogi: Bello votes, laments low turn out of voters

Yahaya Bello

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State voted at about 8.38 a.m. at Agasa Uvete Polling Unit 011 in Okene Local Government area.

The governor and two of his wives spent about 15 minutes to go through accreditation and voting unlike Feb. 23 when the card reader failure kept him for over two hours before voting.

The process went smoothly with the card reader working well.

Speaking after, the governor commended INEC for a job well done in terms of timely arrival of materials and personnel.

Bello, however, observed that the turnout was not as impressive when compared with that Feb. 23 election.

In Lokoja, the state capital, election started few minutes after 8.00 a.m. in many polling units.

Voting and accreditation were also going on peacefully in other parts of Okene like Adavi, Ihima, Okengwe, Eika and Kuroko, among others.

The turn out was also picking up gradually, while the polling units remain peaceful with security agents in attendance.

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