There was large voter turnout within the rescheduled Presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections in Yenagoa Native Authorities Space of Bayelsa.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that the election was shifted from Saturday to Sunday following scarcity of poll papers which sparked off a protest.
The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) subsequently postponed the election and pledged to offer enough election supplies.
At many of the polling items visited, voters turned up massively forward of the ten.00 a.m. voting time, with the presence of safety personnel earlier than the arrival of INEC officers.
As at 10.30 a.m., many of the polling items have been opened and set for voting.
A voter at Unit 16, Epie Ward III, Yenagoa, Ogugua Future, informed NAN that the passion of Nigerians to take part within the electoral course of had turn out to be very excessive.
He mentioned that he suspended Church service to make it possible for he carried out his civic obligation.
“This normal election is so completely different. The consciousness has grown and persons are displaying curiosity.
“Yesterday, the same crowd gathered however was upset that election couldn’t maintain and but they confirmed up in giant numbers in the present day.
“It is a signal of development within the nation’s democracy. The times of apathy are gone; it is because the reforms within the electoral course of have rekindled individuals’s confidence.
“The spontaneous resistance to disenfranchisement led to a peaceable protest the place voters defied warning gunshots; it despatched a transparent sign that solely an opportunity to vote will fulfill the individuals,” Future mentioned.
Lots of people queued at numerous polling items situated on the premises of the Bayelsa Medical College on Imgbi Highway, Amarata, the place voting was occurring easily.
Eric Duabo, an NYSC member deployed to unit 55 at St Paul’s Highway, Amarata, mentioned the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) was working seamlessly and making the method sooner.
“The BVAS has simplified the accreditation course of making a voter to take jiffy to be accredited to vote,” Duabo mentioned.