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Sirleaf leads ECOWAS election observers in FCT



The Head of ECOWAS Election Observer Mission to Nigeria, Madam Ellen Jonhson Sirleaf, is leading a delegation of ECOWAS election monitors to some polling centres in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 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.

The head of the ECOWAS election observer mission depart the polling unit at 10.05 a.m without a word to newsmen.

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NAN also reports that the polling centre was crowded due to the large turnout of eligible voters.

However, some voters have expressed their disappointment over the delay in the commencement of the exercise.

They attributed the delay on the inability of INEC officials to arrive the venue on time.

Mr Daniel Chukwu, expressed his dismay over the late commencement of voting.

“ I came here since 7.30 a.m and this is 10.40 a.m we have not made any progress,” he said.

Mrs Ailemen Edith, a voter, told NAN that she was unable to cast her vote as at 10.35 a.m due to the problem she had in transferring her voter’s card from Wuse II to Durumi II polling unit.

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