Turnout of voters for the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Gombe was impressive as people were seen eagerly waiting for the commencement of accreditation and voting.
At Jalo Waziri ward sarkin pata unit 2 of Gombe LGA, the presiding officer Joseph Ezekiel said they were waiting to commence the exercise at 8 a.m.
At Dawaki ward unit 005, the Presiding Officer Fatima Ahmed said they were still awaiting some materials as at 7:47 a.m.
Also at unit 006 of Dawaki ward, voters were patiently waiting to cast their votes as the Presiding Officer Sadiya Ibrahim said they were still awaiting some materials.
At Malam /Kuri ward unit 011 Pantami, accreditation and voting did not commence at 8a.m.
As at 8a.m. in Bomala / Sarankiyo ward of Garko unit of Akko Local Government Area, there was no presence of electoral officers while voters were stranded.
Some of the voters who spoke to NAN said they would wait patiently to cast their votes.
Malam Mustapha Aliyu said they left their residence as early as 4a.m.
Also speaking, Malama Rakiya Mohammed said they came out early to cast their votes but were still waiting for the INEC officials to arrive.
Voting Commences in Yola North
The Presidential and National Assembly elections have commenced peacefully in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa.
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that at Yola Club, Ribadu Square and Government Girls Secondry School polling units all in Gwadabawa, Yola North, elections started at 8.05 a.m.
The electorate were seeing casting their votes without any hitch.
Election has also commenced in Song Local Government Area of the state.
On the security situation, all polling units visited were orderly and casting their votes.
So far as at 8.30 a.m., there was no report of card reader malfunction in all the areas mentioned.