A Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO Cleen Foundation says missing names on voters list, poor security deployment, others, hindered early commencement of voting.

The Executive Director of the foundation Benson Olugbuo said this on Saturday in its preliminary statement from its observations of the February 23rd general elections.

Olugbuo said that its observers reported that failure of smart card readers in some polling units led to slow-down of the election voting process.

The Executive Director said that reports from across the country indicated that there was early and high voter turnout, but that security personnel and electoral officers hindered early commencement of voting.

Olugbo also said that from the preliminary assessment received from its stationary and roving observers, security officials were not available at most of the polling units.