NigeriaDecides2019: Heavy Security In Lokoja, Massive Turnout Recorded
There was massive turnout in Lokoja the Kogi State capital as voters walked long distances to their polling units .
Bounce News reports that voters had turned out in their numbers to exercise their franchise as early as 6;am even ahead of the electoral officers conducting the polls.
Not less than 50 security agents were on ground at each polling units but the death of a voter was witnessed also on Saturday.
The situation in cemetery junction, Local Government secretariat, Kabawa community, Galilee and new market were relatively peaceful as there was orderliness in the process with security agents on ground to keep close watch over proceedings.
Also in Felele, new market area, Kogi Poly gate, St. Peters primary school, new lay out, cinema, SUBPEP and Lokoja club, all witnessed massive turnout of voters.
The accreditation was conducted simultaneously with voting, with women and men maintaining separate queues.
Bounce news also reports that some pregnant women were already leaving the voting centers as they were given special attention to cast their votes first according to INEC order.#NigeriaDecides2019: Follow The Process, Join The Conversation
But in Ajara/Jakura unit,009 Ward A as well as Oworo unit 004, voting was a bit delayed.
Lokoja and its environs is relatively peaceful as of the time of filing this report
Security agents were seen at strategic points to ensure that no one is found roaming the street aimlessly and inec officials were also on ground carrying out their activities in an orderly manner.
That is however a sad twist to the elections in Kogi The Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, Hakeem Busari, has confirmed the killing of a voter at a polling unit in Anyigba Dekina Local Government Area of the state.
Some suspected thugs were said to have gone from one polling unit to another shooting sporadically and scaring away people who had gathered to cast their vote.
It was in their bid to snatch a ballot box at one of the polling units, that the voter was hit by a bullet and he died in the process.