Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are yet to arrive Nuwalege 008 polling unit and Bassa Giwa 005 polling unit of Gui district of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) as at the time 10:44 a.m.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who monitored the election in the area on Saturday observed that residents were waiting in anticipation of INEC officials and election materials.
Some of the potential voters expressed displeasure over the delay in the arrival of personnel of the electoral umpire and the election materials, describing the development as unusual.
Abubakar Adamu, an electorate, told NAN that he arrived at the polling unit at about 7a.m so he could cast his vote on time and return home.
He said unfortunately as at the time of filling this report he was yet to vote due to the non-arrival of INEC officials and the materials.
“I voted here in 2015 and 2019 but today’s exercise is unusual because in the previous ones at about this time, INEC officials were already on ground.
“We do not have any information about them nor do we know how to reach them”, he said.
Ms Goodness Dominic said she had been at the polling units since 6a.m and on arrival was informed that the centre had been divided into three units.
“I was told that there is one at Chief’s palace and the other at Airforce base.
“I went to Chief palace and nothing was happening there, I waited for a while before I returned here to write down my names and since then nothing has happened here,” she said.
During a visit to another polling unit, Bassa Giwa polling unit 005 it was also observed that neither INEC officials nor the election materials were on gground.
Mrs Maria Eworo, a resident of Bassa Giwa, told NAN that this was her first time voting in Abuja.
She said unfortunately she arrived at the polling unit some minutes to 8a.m and was yet to see INEC officials as at the timing of writing this report.
“When I came I met a few persons and a party agent and since then we have been waiting and not seen anyone but only security personnel,” she said. (NAN)