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Saturday, March 28, 2015

#NigeriaDecides !!! Election Day Through My Eyes... & the Results From My Polling Unit...


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YES!  I had a lot of FUN today!  I was on an Official National Assignment and I over-delivered!!!!!  I cast my vote!!!! :-D :-D :-D  

Yes it might seem a bit strange that I am this excited but honestly, I took this voting thing very personal! :-D

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The past few weeks have been pretty intense... the battle has been tough and many people have lost friends, colleagues and even their public images due to hateful comments and speeches "on top these elections"...  

I have read, in some cases, with pleasure... and in other cases, with disdain, the insults flying across social media over this election matter.  Some people have absconded from the country from fear, broadcasts flying back and forth, my goodness, I don't think Nigerians have ever been THIS involved in  politics.  

And I am PROUD of us for taking the bull by the horns!  Apart from, of course the insults and the tribalism which I never knew we had in us but thankfully I NOW know better, I doubt things have been this heated since the Abiola saga.

BUT THAT SAID...

I'm not here to give my views on politics.  I am here to share pictures with you of how my day went!  Granted I posted enough on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook but what's a few more pictures right?! :-D


This picture is just a summary which depicts my own voting experience.  Check out more pictures which tell the full story of my day.

Up bright and early ready with my PVC:

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Voters at the Polling Unit (PU) ready to get accredited...  

Thankfully, the PU's like 5 buildings away so it was a very short walk!  About 45 seconds - literally!



@ the PU:


The friendly officials... My PU was pretty peaceful...



Voters getting accredited with the card reader. 


MY TURN to get accredited!!! :-D


Success!!!!!!!!  Yaye!!!!!  Some people had issues but mine was pretty seamless! :-D


And now a short break..... to be back at 1.30pm!

Voting Time!!!  I was back there at about 2.30pm I think...  

Yes it was blazing hawt!  But we all queued. There were some guys going round trying to convince some people to vote for a certain party... not even sure which of the parties they represented but they did not come in my direction.  I had this STERN look on my face like "don't you even dare!" and they did not dare!  Though I heard later some people were distributing rice and stuff... Shame...

But anywayz... back to my pictures!!!

In the blazing heat ready to vote...


Officials diligently playing their part...



People making their choices in secret...



And casting their votes in public...



It's MY TURN!!!!!!!


Sssshhhhh........ I'm busy 'ere...


Casting MY vote...



ALL DONE!!!!!!!! National Assignment Over!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D


So yes it was a great day!  And I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Now please do not ask me who I voted for because my vote is my secret!  That is why it is a secret ballot!  And those who already asked me got the same answer.

BUT

I can tell you who won in my PU.  Ready??????  Drumroll please!!!!!!!!!

APC!  In all 3 categories!  Like you're surprised right?!  This is Lagos so...

So yes!  There you have it!

I had a great day!  Hope you did as well!  And hope you voted too.

Thanks to all you voted!  I am proud of you all!  And like I said on my Blackberry, for those who did not vote, don't worry, I made a great decision on your behalf!  You will be proud!

NOW... we watch and pray......  And we hope all else goes peacefully...  

Hopefully, now that elections are over, we can all go back to "being friends"... though I wonder how that can ever happen with all the broken bridges.  Well, at least pretend to be friends and let's go back to respecting each other.  That's what really counts! 

As for me?!  It's back to work now!  As they say, "the hustle continues"....  

FEC 8 People, still waiting for the rest of your assignments!  And watch out for a new update on our Design & Illustration Course!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Cheers!

2 comments:

  1. Weldone and thanks for the update. Praying for peace whatever the outcome

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    1. Pleasure Abiola :-D And that is my exact same prayer as well. Peace no matter the outcome...

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