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Nasarawa Decides: Drama as policemen bars ‘president’ from voting

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..Low turnout in Karu LGA

There was mild drama at Barkin Ado primary school, Ado, Nasarawa state as policemen barred a middle aged man that intoduced himself as Nigerian President from gaining access into the school to cast his vote.
To ensure only eligible voters gain access into the school, the policemen made it mandatory that voters display their permanent voters card at the school gate before they are allowed into the premises.
When the man that intoduced himself as president got to the gate the policemen demanded for his PVC and the man asked them if they don’t know him.
When the policemen responded that they don’t know him, the man said he is shocked that the policemen don’t know him because he is the Nigerian president.
Though the man had good command of English language, his utterances betrayed his mental status.
The argument arracted some voters who enjoyed the mild drama while it lasted.
It took tact and diplomacy on the part of the policemen before they were able to convinced him to go back home to get his PVC, with assurance that he will be allowed into the school to cast his vote once he gets his PVC.
Meanwhile, low voters turnout was recorded in all the polling units in Ado and New Yanya, Karu local government area of Nasarawa state.
Voters aparthy is not unconnected to the cancellation of over 150, 000 votes by INEC during the presidential and national assembly election two weeks ago.
All the votes in all the polling units in the area were cancelled.
In all the polling units monitored by the Nigerian Pilot less that 30 percent of the figure that turned out for voting during last election was recorded.
However, INEC officials reported at their polling units early while the card readers were working unlike what transpired two weeks ago.
Rather than going to cast their votes, some of the residents opted to do other chores at home while others gathered at relaxation spots to while away the time.
Some of them that spoke with the Nigerian Pilot said they are discouraged by the serial cancellation of the votes in the area since 2015.

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