Nigerians went to the polls for a crucial presidential vote that will see the country’s next leader elected. The hotly contested poll held simultaneously with voting for representatives for the country’s parliament.
Polls opened in Nigeria on Saturday morning in what was Africa’s largest democratic exercise. According to electoral body INEC, but only 87 million are holders of a permanent voter card (PVC), a main requirement to cast a ballot, about 93 million Nigerians in a country of 200 million people were registered to vote.
Our news LN24 SA news correspondent, Yvonne Katsande witnessed that one polling station in Abuja delayed opening as officials were still setting up after polls were meant to open and witnessed the limitation of voting machines causing chaos.
INEC officials were not seen at the start of voting in thousands of polling units across Nigeria. Take a look.
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