The staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been reported to be idle in some parts of Cross River State due to incidences of voter apathy.
It was learnt that the incidence of voter apathy was recorded across some polling units in the state during the ongoing governorship and state assembly election.
Electorates, as gathered by Naija News, refused for whatever reason not to turn out to cast their votes unlike in the case of the presidential and national assembly elections.
It was gathered from Nigerian Tribune that several polling units visited in Ikom, Calabar Municipality, and several others show very low voter turnout as compared to the February 25th Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Due to the development, INEC ad-hoc staff were seen idle at most polling units in these areas as they hoped for some voter turnout.
It was also learnt that as of 12;45 this afternoon, polling stations at Calabar Municipality, Akpabuyo, Ikom, and Akamkpa were very scanty, leaving polling unit officers and other INEC staff idle.
Some of the staff identified as Ugonma and Mr Promise Onuora, who bared their minds were optimistic that voters would turn out before the close of voting.
“Though we didn’t come out early, we hope that they will come out, let’s see even though time is far spent already,” they said.
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