In the Karu LGA of Nasarawa, some food vendors have complained about low patronage in their establishments due to the low voter turnout for the governorship and state Assembly elections.
People could not turn out in the same numbers as they did during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, according to vendors who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday.
They blamed it on the election results, which they claimed fell short of their expectations because their votes were ignored.
Unlike the presidential election, according to Mrs. Ijeoma Peters, this one was very bad.
“People are not even here to vote, talk less of buying our things. It’s high time INEC listened to the voice of the people and do the right thing,” she said.
According to her, people voted for their candidate but unfortunately INEC did not live up to their expectations.
Mrs Justina Assan, another trader, attributed the low patronage to scarcity of fund Nigerians are still experiencing.
“Up till now, many Nigerians are yet to have access to money even after the Supreme Court order to return to the old N1, 000, N500 notes.
NAN reports that the environment of the elections was peaceful and the security men were seen monitoring the situation. (NAN)