Labour Party says high voter turnout but slow delivery of materials reported across the country

Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi and his running mate, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed

The Presidential and National Assembly Elections kicked off as scheduled today with unprecedented voter turnout across the country but with the late arrival of materials in some areas.

Reports reaching the media office of Obi-Datti Campaign Organisation show late voting.

In Abuja, some polling units started voting as late as 10 am, while the voters were mobilized as early as 6 am.

In some voting areas in Anambra, some South Eastern states, and some areas in Lagos, the voting materials arrived late.

Some voters were also finding it difficult to locate their polling units as INEC rejigged some centers without prior information to the voters.

In Federal Housing Estate, Nyanya, in FCT, the Labour Party agent insisted on being shown the accredited result sheets to avoid over-voting.

The NYSC electoral officer tried to resist but was overwhelmed by the voters who sided with the agent.

750 voters were registered to vote in the unit, and they had 700 electoral materials because 100 voters did not collect their PVCs.

In the North, security operatives battle agents with cash to buy votes.

In Abuja, it was a free for all by agents of a political party over money in a hotel.

In Lagos, the same logistics challenge was reported in some areas.

Meanwhile, the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is in his village in Agulu, Anambra state, to cast his vote in company with his wife and family members.

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