Photos from the Nigerian National Assembly Election, Abuja and Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Elections in Nigeria are democratic forms of choosing representatives to the Nigerian federal government and the various states in Nigeria.
After being delayed twice, the Nigerian National Assembly elections took place on the 9th April, 2011.
In Nasarawa State and Abuja, most voters were calm and excited to vote in an election they saw as being the fairest and most open in Nigeria's history.
Some names were missing from the electoral role. Mostly this was an isolated event but at one polling stating in Maitama, Abuja over half the names were missing. At 4:30 pm police arrived and allowed those whose names were missing but were registered, to vote.
The turnout seemed low and at one polling station outside the Chief's Palace in Nasarawa State, 5730 voters were registered but only 493 were accredited on the day. At the Whitehouse Police Station No. 10 polling booth, Nasarawa State, 6221 were registered and only 1288 were accredited on the day.
The accreditation and voting process was slow and the crowds were large at some polling stations. If there is a larger turnout for next weeks presidential election it will be difficult for the accreditation and voting process to be completed in time.