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Bayelsa Poll: I’m disappointed my name is missing – 86-yr-old woman

An 86-year-old woman, Mrs Mercy Okodo, has expressed disappointment that her name is missing on the voters register in her polling unit in Yenagoa, Bayelsa…

An 86-year-old woman, Mrs Mercy Okodo, has expressed disappointment that her name is missing on the voters register in her polling unit in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the woman said she trekked to Polling Unit 011 at Yenada Market Square, Epie III Ward, Yenagoa, in order to vote for her governorship candidate.

NAN reports also that the polling unit has 822 registered voters.

Okodo expressed disappointment that her name was missing in spite of voting at the same polling unit in the past.

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“I’m surprised to be told that my name is not on the voters list, it’s very disappointing,” the octogenarian said.

Okodo, who said she was at the polling unit before voting started, was eventually assisted to return home by a good Samaritan.

Meanwhile, Mrs Sarah Godfrey, a 60-year-old civil servant, said after casting her vote at the polling unit, the election had been peaceful.

She commended INEC for making special arrangements for elderly persons to vote without hassle.

Godfrey, who recently had a surgery, said she came out to vote for the future of her children.

“I had surgical operation, but I could not sit down at home without voting. I am doing this because I believe it will be the turn of my children tomorrow,” she said.

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