Accreditation was extended to 6 p.m. in Takuti/Shaku Ward at 006 Shaku Central Primary School Polling Units in Niger as voters overwhelmed security men, INEC, and ad hoc staff during Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election.
The anxious voters at the unit overwhelmed the security personnel, Supervisory Presiding Officer and the ad hoc staff and formed a fresh queue at 2 p.m. when voting was officially closed.
A witness said: “The voters, who numbered over 100, besieged the 006 polling units, demanding they must be accredited to vote after 2 p.m.
“Immediately the people on the queue noticed it was 2 p.m. and some of them were running to beat the time, they scattered the line to make sure it was difficult to know who was not on the line.”
An unarmed security officer was overwhelmed by the crowd that eventually formed a new queue while voting continued beyond the time.