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The national elections held on the 23rd of February nationwide, and while the elections were marred with violence in some parts of the country – and as we eagerly await the results of possibly the most contentious elections in Nigeria’s history – here are 10 iconic pictures from the elections:

A corper carries a fellow wounded corper, as police officers stand by.
Location: Unknown
Source: Twitter
Women staying back to count their votes at Ako Ward, Benue State
Source: Twitter
A woman brought her mat and pillows, prepared for the long wait at
Abakpa 1 polling unit in Enugu State
Source: Twitter
Overturned table at a polling unit.
Location: Unknown
Source: Olisa TV
Producer and actress, Omoni Oboli, organizing voters at her polling unit, as they awaited the arrival of INEC officers.
Source: Twitter
Lagos State governorship aspirant, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, getting accredited to vote
Source: This Day
Burnt ballot sheets.
Location: Unknown
Source: Twitter
Vice President Osinbajo casting his vote.
Location: Lagos State
Source: Daily Trust
Voters at a VGC polling unit, Lagos, waiting for INEC officers to arive
Source: Nairaland
President Buhari steals a peek at Aisha Buhari’s ballot sheet.
Location: Katsina State
Source: Daily Post

Feature image source: Twitter

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This article was first published on 25th February 2019 and updated on March 6th, 2019 at 7:05 am


Ibiene loves poetry and good books. She is the author of a collection of poems and short stories, 'Loving Gladys' (2020).

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