The fear of voter apathy heightened in Abuja on Saturday following a low turnout of voters in Apo polling unit 120 in the Federal Capital Territory.
Unlike in other wards and units where anxious voters wore long faces while waiting for the arrival of ad-hoc workers of the Independent National Electoral Commission, our correspondent met an empty polling booth where INEC officials sat waiting for residents to turn up.
She said, “We have been sitting in the last three hours and have so far accredited 13 persons. However, only five of them returned to vote. We are still hopeful that the others would come too. But if we don’t see them, we will count the votes and pack our things.”
Sitting close to the INEC officials were security operatives and a young man, who identified himself as Nuru Nathaniel, a polling agent for the Peoples Democratic Party.