Guber Poll: Ebonyi Records low turnout
By Ruth Oginyi
The March 18 governorship and state House of Assembly elections in the country recorded a low turnout of voters in Ebonyi State.
This is distinct from the February 25th, presidential and National Assembly elections that recorded a massive turnout of voters.
In some of the polling units visited by our correspondent, few voters were seen.
In the Ezza South local government area of the state Amudo Primary School polling unit to be precise, one of the voters, Paul Onyia said poor logistics was the course as the voters couldn’t access their polling unit.
In the Orie Egbe market square polling unit in the local government, the situation was the same.
But the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Benjamin Umezuruike who voted in his Onu Ofukuru polling unit, Umunaga ward 2 in the Uburu community, Ohaozara local government area of the state, had a different view. He said he can’t determine if there is apathy at the poll until voting was concluded
“so far so good. The turnout is so good for the governorship election. But I can’t compare the turnout with that of the president until the voting is concluded”.
Meanwhile, there were reports of ballot snatching in some areas of the state
In Umuezeokaha, Ezza North local government area of the state, thugs reportedly snatched the ballot box.
In Omege and Ekka communities also in Ezza North local government area, the same ballot box snatching was recorded.