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Last Updated: Saturday, 21 April 2007, 20:01 GMT 21:01 UK
Nigerian voters' views: Polling day
Composite image showing L - R: armed policeman (AP), man with umbrella (AFP), polio-affected man (AP) and President Obasanjo (AFP)

Our panel of Nigerian voters share their voting experiences and describe how it was for them at the polls to elect a new president.

Abdulkadir Sani
Primary teacher, 32
Kano, biggest northern city

"The elections were very calm at my polling station"

Sha'aya'u Aminu
Student, 23
Katsina, north-west region

"There were long queues but it was peaceful"

Nurudeen Tiamiyu
Government parastatal, 37
Abuja, capital

"The exercise was characterised by late starts"

Oil company engineer, 31
Lagos, commercial capital

"I didn't go out and vote today. I was scared"

Bayo Ashola
Communications, 25
Bauchi, north-east region

"I stayed and waited till all the votes were counted"

Donaman Atezan
Mathematics student, 25
Gboko, central region

"Up to now I am still waiting. It is bad news"

Chukwuma Odelugo
Lawyer, 45
Enugu, south-east region

"I didn't vote. They didn't show up. I wasn't surprised"

Dr Tarry Asoka
Health advisor, 45
Port Harcourt, Niger Delta

"I feel relief that these polls have passed"

We asked our panel to relate their voting experiences on 21 April, the day that Africa's most populous nation went to the polls to choose a new leader.

Read their experiences and then click on the link below to respond to their comments and have your say.

The readers' panel has been selected from as wide a cross-section as possible and may not be representative of wider public opinion.

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