Nigerians took important issues like the high cost of living, corruption, and insecurity into consideration when casting their votes in the general elections held on Saturday, February 25.
Voters who were internally displaced cast their ballots at the Malkohi camp in Yola, northeastern Nigeria, with hopes that their country would change for the better.
Serious security issues plague the country (violent jihadist insurgency in the north-east, separatist tensions in the south, rising crime in the north-west and center).
“The one thing we ask the new leader to do for us IDPs is to return us home so we can live in our own homes like regular people. Idris Abdullahi, a farmer who was evicted from Gwoza, said, “That is all we want.
Umaru Abubakar, a fellow countryman, increased his bet.
“Since the IDPS turned out to vote as well, we hope the new government will assist us when it takes office. We anticipate being treated equally because we are now considered citizens of this country.
While voting officially ended at 1:30 PM GMT on Saturday, counting was still going on in some polling places.