Low turnout as Ekiti conducts local govt election


Many voters across the 2,195 polling units in Ekiti State stayed away from Saturday’s local government election in the state.

The state Independent National Electoral Commission conducted the poll for the 16 local government areas and the newly created 19 LCDAs.

Tribune Online observed that despite the early morning glitches in some areas like Ado, Ikere, Otun, Igbara Odo, Aramoko, Efon, and others causing a delay in the commencement of the process, the elections later commenced with security agencies on guard to provide adequate security cover for the SIEC ad hoc staff.

The restriction between 8 am and 2 pm announced by the state government and the police was largely ineffective as…

Source: Nigerian Tribune