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Nigeria: Tweeting Parliamentary Election 2011

This post is part of our special coverage Nigeria Elections 2011.

Using the hashtag #NigeriaDecides, Nigerians online talk about today's parliamentary elections that was originally scheduled to be held on 2 April, 2001.

@dejigbenro:

Voting comences, turn out is impresive. #Nigeriadecides http://plixi.com/p/90828803

@llyotowo:

Voting has commenced! The excitement is palpable! Larger number of women voters! #girlpower ! #Nigeriadecides

@oluwafemipitan:

A guys walks down my street ringing a bell & announcing that voting has commenced. The people have truly awoken! #NigeriaDecides

Newspaper vendor outside a polling station during the 2011 elections in Nigeria. Image by Flickr user ComSec (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Newspaper vendor outside a polling station during the 2011 elections in Nigeria. Image by Flickr user ComSec (CC BY-NC 2.0).

@madayo:

Naija culture in action: At my polling station, the eldest voters were allowed to cut the line http://twitpic.com/4ioz1k #nigeriadecides

@MsChika411:

They have hijacked the materials in Owerri Municipal and only allowing PDP people in the INEC office cc:@inecnigeria #nigeriadecides

@purefoyCNN:

Reports of ballot boxes being stolen and young men shooting in air at Ughelli, Delta #Nigeriadecides http://tumblr.com/x7f21tjyg9

@aaramz:

The bomb detonated at Maidokiri polling unit. #NigeriaDecides

@4eyedmonk:

60 voters turned up out of 800 on the register for accreditation at Idowu Martins, VI – Eye witness report #NigeriaDecides

@Tomi_Oladipo:

Just got to Lekki. Lots of drama because voters name are still not on the list #NigeriaDecides


@tutite4life
:

#nigeriadecides out of 786 that registered at unit 10 ward 12 ibadan north only 60 were accredited to vote. This is ridiculous in nigeria


@arhyell
:

#NigeriaDecides- I ask that the whole world Prays 4 this country- we need Good Leaders, we need a transformation, we need one Nigeria #sobs

@aikayboy:

According to @inecnigeria voting lines should be formed in 30 mins, but accreditation still goes on in a lot of centres. #NigeriaDecides

@odemo:

In malsandari area of Borno… 50 of the 100 presiding officers still awaiting ballot papers to get to them since 8am…#nigeriadecides

@MsChika411:

They have hijacked the materials in Owerri Municipal and only allowing PDP people in the INEC office cc:@inecnigeria


@JideAboderin
:

My PU in Alhaji Jimoh Str. off Adeniyi Jones. 334 people registered to Vote but only 48 came out to be accredited and vote. #NigeriaDecides


@AyoBankole
:

Long queue as elderly,pregnant&YOUTHs wait under umbrellas in d sun to effect change #NigeriaDecides #iamLagos http://plixi.com/p/90834277


@akinwalexy
:

Policeman at this polling station looks bored. Rather be at a checkpoint it seems. #NigeriaDecides

@dejigbenro:

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo casting his vote. #Nigeriadecides http://plixi.com/p/90833904

This post is part of our special coverage Nigeria Elections 2011.

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