Nigeria’s General elections to elect the President and the National Assembly is currently ongoing, 23 February 2019. See all Live Updates And Situation Reports below.
Remember: Election will come and pass, no matter who wins, we shall remain brothers and sisters like before. We have been together and we shouldn’t let politics divide us. Let’s love Nigeria better than parties or candidates. We have no progress from crisis rather we have progress from peace and unity. May we experience the most peaceful and credible election today and in two weeks to come.
Having issues locating your polling units? Just log on to INEC website and validate their PVC using either the last 5 digits of the VIN or Date of birth to ascertain their polling unit. It brings out the exact address of the polling unit. #NigeriaDecides2019.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the voting hours in polling units where voting started late. The presidential and National Assembly elections were scheduled to begin by 8am and end at 2pm nationwide.
Violence at PU 023, Baba Ewe, Ago Palace Way, Lagos – As Ballot papers were burnt to ashes.
Polling Unit 023 says there is no election on going there. Some Boys came and said if people don’t vote for APC, then they should go. They started kicking ballot boxes. Security men came, fired some shots to quell the situation after which they left. The boys came back again and stopped the entire election process.
APC Thug Set On Fire For Snatching Ballot Box at Agoo Palace. Others Disappeared and abandoned their vehicle. APC Thugs Destroys Ballot boxes and papers and people fought back. An APC Thugs was not lucky and he was allegedly burnt.
Despite INEC’s claims, there were multiple card reader rejection problems, particularly in Sokoto State, and in Kaduna and Bauchi states, where Governor Nasir el-Rufai and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara were rejected.
Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner in Charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, said the commission had anticipated that there might be some hiccups.
INEC says in a tweet via its official twitter handle: “
#INEC is pleased to report that the Smart Card Reader proved its functionality and efficiency by successfully authenticating all Presidential Candidates among millions.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Muhammed, has cast his vote at Oro in Polling Unit 006 in Irepodun LGA in Kwara South. The smart card reader couldn’t immediately authenticate his fingers, so he had to complete it manually.
Two APC members have been arrested with voter cards in Gbajimba town, Guma LG, Benue State.
Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress Party (AAC) has cast his vote in what he described as “a little bit cumbersome and frustrating” electoral process – Ondo State.
1:14pm: PU:004 Zabi Sonka, Purokoyo ward of Guyuk LGA, Adamawa South, Voting has ended. Voters are waiting for results while ad-hoc staffs are waiting for the official time to cross out the remaining ballots and start sorting and counting.
A female officer of the Nigeria Police Force foiled an attempt to snatch a ballot box in ward 5, unit 15 at Ijem, Odo Oba, Abeokuta South. A voter had made a bet with his friends to snatch the ballot box. However, as he made to carry out his bet, the policewoman present at the unit apprehended the fellow and saved the box.
According to our correspondent, who was at the polling unit, the man has since been handed over to the officers of the Department of State Service (DSS), who took him away.
Jigawa State election is so calm to the extent that the AD party agent is sleeping on his bike here
At 1:00pm; In Igbide polling unit, Isoko South LGA of Delta State, INEC officials and electoral materials had just arriving. Observer reports resilence on the part of voters.
At 12:55pm, Udung Ejoh, Akwa Ibom state, Mbo LGA Ward 1, PUs 1, 2, & 3. INEC officials and Election Materials had just arrived & voting about to commence. We observed inadequate security at the PU.
12:55pm: At PU 025 and PU 004, Oke-Oyi/ Oke-ose ward in Ilorin East local government of Kwara Central, the voting exercise is still on.
12:43pm: PU 01 Okerimi Oro, Irepodun Lg, Kwara south Voting still going on. Everything is going on peacefully.
12:30pm: Unit 8, Ward 10. Itu LGA. Akwa Ibom. Voting ongoing peacefully and orderl
As at 12pm No voting process has started at Maruwa (lekki) polling unit in Lagos state…they keep telling voters to write down their names #NigeriaDecides2019.
In Mandawa Ward in Gwale LGA of Kano Central. PU 009, 010, 011, 012, voting is done openly, with party agents influencing voters’ decision at the cubicle. Voters are being offered N500 to cast their votes for specific parties
Situation Report: the PO confirmed that the Card Reader is not working so they are using the manual Accreditation process to register voters.
Contrary to the stipulated rules of the electoral process that there should be no campaign posters that could woo voters at polling units, a couple of campaign posters have been spotted at Hakimi Polling Unit 006 in Wammako LGA, Sokoto.
Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan casts his votes at Polling Unit 39, Ward 13, Ogbia LGA, Bayelsa State, together with his wife, Dame Patience, his mother, Madam Eunice Afeni.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu arrives at his Polling Unit 047, Sunday Adigun Street, Aluasa Junction of Kafi Street, Alausa, Ikeja, at exactly 11:25am
Bukola Saraki and wife Toyin have arrived at Ode Opoboyi at the Polling Unit 005/006, Agbaji Quarters, Ajikobi Ward, Ilorin West LGA to cast their vote
11:00: Thugs disrupts voting and snatched ballot boxes in Ward 9, Unit 1 and Unit 2, Iba Village in Ifelodun Local Government, Osun Central, Osun State.
Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo casts his votes:
In Edo: Adams Oshiomhole, APC chairman, appears comfortable on the queue at his polling unit in Iramoh
House of Reps Speaker seen voting at his polling unit, Gwarangah, Bogoro C., Bauchi State
At Polling Unit 004, Mai Fada ward in Sokoto North, the INEC official, who simply identified himself as Hashim, said card reader is “only reading errors”, and he had complained to authority.
Nigerians pls emulate this organized polling unit at Victoria Garden City (VGC).
Senatorial District: kano central
Polling Unit: mandawari islamiyya 010
Time of Visit: 9:30am
Situation Report: an under age was on the queue where people are casting their votes
-In Ward 6, polling unit (Ezi Ibi 002) Awka, Anambra state, the card readers are not working & @inecnigeria officials are nowhere to be found. No security agent at the polling unit. The people are frustrated.
Again! Underage Voters Spotted In Doguwa LGA, Kano State
President Mohammadu Buhari checking the First Lady’s ballot paper to know who she voted.
Recommended: List Of All Polling Units And Wards In Nigeria
Polling unit 002, ward 1, Abagana, Anambra, the Presiding Officer just announced that the card reader is not working. It can’t read any card.
10:00am: Fingerprint verification issues at Bakin Kasua Gidan Chairman PU. 555 registered voters near Gidan Seriki, Daura, Katsina State.