There is currently an abysmal turnout of voters in Anambra State, after the huge number of people that thronged polling centres for the Presidential election, last three weeks.
Polling centres visited in Awka, the State capital, showed near empty units as staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC sat idly.
At Aroma junction 1, polling unit 008, Awka South Local Government Area, at at 9:20 am, only six persons had been able to vote, despite the commencement of voting at 8:30 am, and the swiftness of the BVAS machines.
A voter, Mrs Chika Ndu told our correspondent that: “People are not coming out because they feel their votes may not count because of what happened last three weeks.
“It will take a level of enlightenment for people to accept to come out, because they believe their votes will not count.
“I cannot believe that this same place where I found it difficult to cast my vote last three weeks, I can just come in and in less than three minutes, I had cast my vote.”
Another respondent, a journalist, Mr Damian Egwuonwu said: “I think it is early, people will still come out.”
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