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Ebonyi: SSG decries low turnout of voters in communities

He expressed dismay at the low turnout of voters at the polling units but noted that the exercise was peaceful in the area.

• March 19, 2023
9:23 am, Polling Unit 019 Agulu 2 ward. An elderly age woman cast her vote. The presidential candidate of the Labour Party is yet to arrive to cast his vote.
9:23 am, Polling Unit 019 Agulu 2 ward. An elderly age woman cast her vote. The presidential candidate of the Labour Party is yet to arrive to cast his vote.

The Secretary to the Ebonyi State Government, Kenneth Ugbala, has decried the low turnout of voters for the governorship and House of Assembly elections in some communities.

Mr Ugbala gave the assessment in an interview with newsmen at Amudo Okofia ward, polling unit 008 and 009 Ezza-south LGA on Saturday.

He expressed dismay at the low turnout of voters at the polling units but noted that the exercise was peaceful in the area.

He added that Bimodal Voter Accreditation System worked as expected, while voting commenced at 8:30 a.m. and ended 2 p.m.

“The participation, particularly in my ward, is below 70 per cent, it does not synchronise with what was expected and registered.

“And other assessment generally of the exercise, people came out to make decisions through their votes,” Mr Ugbala said.

(NAN)

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