By Andrew Onyejuruuwa
The quartet made up of President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and the topmost challenger to Buhari from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP); Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and Atuku’s running mate and former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi have all cast their votes in their different home states and are now waiting for the decision of Nigerians. Atiku after casting his vote told the media that he was worried about the low turnout of voters.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the eleventh hour last Saturday February 16, precisely at 3a.m., which is few hours to the elections postponed the elections by one week; a development that did not go down well with both the PDP and global leaders.
The media reported that President Buhari after casting his vote stood by the wife and insisted to see who she voted for. The president according to the video of that, which has also gone viral was not even sure that his own wife would vote for him. No other candidate among the top contenders would think that their wives would vote against them in the on-going election. Meanwhile there have been reports of vote brazen buying in some states but so far, the voting has been largely peaceful.
In a similar development, the head of ECOWAS Election Observer Mission to Nigeria, Madam Ellen Jonhson Sirleaf, is leading a delegation of election monitors to some polling centres in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Sirleaf led her team to the Durumi II Primary School polling centre with eight voting points to monitor the conduct of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country. Sirleaf, who arrived the polling centre at about 8.55 a.m waited patiently until the first female voter, Mrs Comfort Akale, cast the first ballot of the polling unit at about 9.50 a.m.
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