*Tunde Bakare, the VP candidate of the CPC, has just been accredited at Opebi, alongside with wife
*Electoral materials in Ebonyi distributed by INEC in private vehicles without security details
*Orderly accreditation in Biu PU 002, Borno State.
*At about 8:40hrs election started in some polling unit eg .014, 015 and 020 in Azare, Katagum LGA of Bauchi State
*Accreditation has commenced in PU 007 kofa ruwa Kano at the right time with adequade security personnel, our citizen reporter did his at exactly 8:02am. However it was learn that in one PU in Jos at unguwar Maidamisa Rikkos, the electorates were at the PU since 3;00am. A lady sharing money at a PU was beating to hell and whisked away. Every person has turned into a polling agent.
(AP) Polling stations opened in Nigeria Saturday with incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan favoured to win as Africa’s most populous nation bids to hold its cleanest polls for head of state in nearly two decades. Jonathan has staked his reputation on the conduct of the polls, repeatedly promising a free and fair election in the continent’s largest oil producer long held back by corruption and with a history of vote fraud and violence.
His main challenger is ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, who benefits from significant support in the country’s north and has developed a reputation as an anti-graft figure, though his regime in the 1980s was also accused of outrageous rights abuses.
An enormous effort has been undertaken to hold a credible vote, but violence poses a serious risk.