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Lawmaker says voter apathy not rejection of democracy

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Rep. Suleiman Kwande,  representing Joseph North/ Bassa Constituency at the National Assembly, has said that the low turnout of voters at polling units is not a rejection of democracy.
Kwande said this on Saturday in Jos while monitoring the governorship supplementary polls in the state.
The House of Representatives member said that the people travelled for more than three times for elections in the last one and half months.
“You get  tired when you go through a lot of elections. Some people travelled from distant places to come and vote and this is about the fourth time.
“I don’t think that the voter apathy is because the people are tired of democracy;  people are tired of the travelling up and down,” he said.
He described the process as peaceful and prayed the election should end peacefully.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election began on time in the polling units visited.
At Plateau  Hotel Junction Polling Unit 018 in Jenta Adamu Ward (06), the election started at  exactly 8 a.m.
Mr David Terfa, the Presiding Officer, told NAN that there were 853 registered voters in the unit.
Terfa said that people were in the unit before 8:00 a.m. and they started in time.
According to him, the card readers are working  well and there are adequate materials. (NAN)

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