President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term is gradually
winding up as Nigerians troop to the polls today, Saturday,
February 23, to decide who will be Nigeria’s next president.
Although there are 72 presidential candidates slugging it out
in the 2019 presidential elections, five candidates stand out
among the rest: President Buhari of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) who wants to take Nigeria to “the next level”,
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who
wants to “make Nigeria work again, and Omoyele Sowore of
the African Action Congress (AAC) who wants to “take
Nigeria back”.
Others are Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party
(YPP) who wants to “offer Nigeria visionary, purposeful,
competent leadership to build our future” and Fela Durotoye
of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) who wants “to build a
coalition of ideas around a strong ideology of a New Nigeria
where things work and everyone is working to make things
Who will Nigerians give the mandate to become the next
president among these candidates? Is it going to be President
Buhari? Atiku? Or a new face?
Yewaloaded.com is on ground to bring you insightful live updates as
Nigerians troop out to cast their votes for their preferred
candidates today, Saturday, February 23, 2019.
FOR THE RECORDS: 72,775,502 voters are expected to vote
at 119,973 polling units across six geo-political zones.
Voting commences at 8am. Follow our live updates here.
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Updated: 7:35 AM
Important updates from INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has
released important information ahead of the commencement
of the polls:
INEC Nigeria
Hotlines: 0700-CALL-INEC (0700-2255-4632)
09050858629, 09050858675, 09050858649
08180958715, 08180958717, 08180958709
09025038466, 07086945927, 08120183063
07062896047, 08105119010, 08146697603
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INEC Nigeria
Remember, you can use any of your FINGERS to VOTE
but don’t let the mark cross into another box.
INEC: Making your votes count… Consolidating our
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Updated: 7:45 AM
Identify the ballot boxes
The ballot box for the presidential election is red, the ballot
box for the senatorial election is black while the ballot box for
the House of Representatives is green.
INEC Nigeria
Ballot Boxes for 23rd February
#NigeriaDecides2019 elections.
Remember, you can vote with any of your fingers .
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Updated: 7:54 AM
Update from the polling unit where Peter Obi will be voting
Election materials and ad-hoc staff arrive Umudimakasi
Square polling unit where Peter Obi, the vice presidential
candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will be
casting his vote as soon as voting commences.
They arrived at about 7.46am.
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Updated: 8:00 AM
Voting materials arrive Jabi/Sarki polling unit
Election materials have arrived the Jabi/ Sarki polling unit in
Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
The materials arrived at about 7.30 am on Saturday,
February 23, in two Toyota Hiace buses accompanied by two
police officers in sedan vehicles.
At the unit, tagged: State 37 FCT; LGA 06 – Municipal;
Registration Area, 05 gwarinpa; PU: 014 Jabi Sarki/ Jabi
primary school.
Speaking to Legit.ng , a voter Chinedu Udeze said he is
impressed with INEC punctuality with distribution of voting
He also said he expects that the early arrival of these
materials are replicated in all polling units across Nigeria.
“I was here since 5am this morning because I want to choose
the right leader for Nigeria and I encourage every Nigerians
to get to their units to vote.
I must commend INEC for their punctuality in distributing
these materials, they told us 8am and before 8am they are
already here, it is encouraging,” Udeze said.

Updated: 8:10 AM
Updates from PHALGA Ward 4, Unit 5-10
Agents of political parties in PHALGA Ward 4, Unit 5-10
awaits electoral materials.
APC agent to Legit.ng : We’re going ahead and with the
elections whether INEC likes it or not
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Updated: 8:17 AM
Breaking: Buhari and wife have cast their votes
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Asked if he will hand over power to the winner if he loses,
President Buhari said: “I will congratulate myself because I
am going to win.”

Updated: 8:27 AM
BREAKING: Dynamite explosions rock parts of Port Harcourt
As residents of Port Harcourt, Rivers state prepares to vote,
dynamite explosions have been heard in several parts of the
state capital.
Areas affected includes Rumuola and Diobu in the state
Also affected is Abonnema in Asari Toru local government
area, the locality of Mr. Tonye Cole, All Progressives
Congress (APC) candidate in the state.
Legit.ng reporter heard the loud sounds of the explosion from
PHLGA ward where he is monitoring the election.
A security source who spoke to Legit.ng under the condition
of anonymity, confirmed the explosions, but said no one one
was injured.
”Such things are normal around here. They simply drop the
dyanmites and run away. It is a tactics they use to scare
voters away,” he said.

Updated: 8:33 AM
INEC officials, election materials yet to arrive at Sunnyvale
Estate PU, Abuja
INEC officials, election materials yet to arrive at Sunnyvale
Estate PU, Abuja
Hundreds of voters waiting.
Updated: 8:42 AM
Update from VP Yemi Osinbajo’s polling unit in Lagos
Voters waiting for INEC officials despite cloudy weather at
Osinbajo’s polling unit
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Updated: 8:58 AM
Update from Jabi/Sarki PU 14
At Jabi/Sarki PU 14, a personnel of the NSCDC tells
prospective voters to queue up in an alphabetical order with
their surnames.
Protesting the instruction, the voters argued that this
arrangement should have been made earlier.
A voter told Legit.ng that they had been earlier asked to take
“When we came here before 8am, they asked us to open our
palms for the numbers to be written, which we did. So why
are they now bringing in another procedure. We need to get
organised in this country,” the voter said.

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Updated: 9:02 AM
Arrival of INEC officials at the polling unit where Osinbajo will
be voting
Arrival of INEC officials at the polling unit where Osinbajo will
be voting
Live updates of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election
Updated: 9:10 AM
Update from Enugu state
At Umunevo ward II, Enugu North LGA, INEC officials were
seen setting up the voting cubicles as voting and accreditation
were yet to start. There’s however heavy security presence
around the polling station.

Updated: 9:12 AM
Breaking: Peter Obi has cast his vote
Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP), has cast his vote.
Asked what he thought about election process so far, he
said: “The process was clumsy. You all saw how long it took
me to cast my vote. I believe we can do better.”
On the arrest of some PDP big wigs, he said: “Yes, I can
confirm that some PDP big wigs were harassed, including
Asked if this means trouble for the party, he said: “NO! It
means trouble for the country.”
“I am confident that we will win, because the situation of
things in Nigeria will make people change.
“And if we don’t win, we shall accept it.”

Updated: 9:23 AM
At the Jabi Maje/Jabi primary school PU 015, voters register
their disappointment
A voter at the unit, Asamau said she was at first impressed
that the voting materials were arrived before 8am.
Asamau said to her dismay from then until 9.10am, voting is
yet to commence.
“I was here before 7am, the materials came in very early bit
till now there are still sorting things out.
“In fact, they are confused all of them are confused. One
minute they tell you to do this the next minute they change
the instruction, see how disorganised everything is here,” she
said poniting to the polling arena.

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