Many parts of Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, witnessed a large turnout of voters for Saturday’s governorship election, as hundreds of them trooped to the polling units before 7am.
Concise News understands that over 100 electorates, including the aged, nursing mothers, were seen at ward 9, opposite Ekiti State University, along Adebayo Road, waiting for officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) around 7.05 am.
At secretariat junction, several police vans were stationed, with security men conducting search on motorists and people passing by.
At ward 8 unit 009 on Oja Oba road, voters were seen checking for their names on the lists with INEC staff already at their duty post.
At Igbehin market, commercial activities were going on around 7.21am as food vendors attended to customers.
Also at Ijigbo junction, several vans belonging to the Nigerian Army were seen patrolling the area as voters formed queue s for accreditation.