Nigerian Queues Two Days Early To Vote

As the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm and 61-year-old Nigerian Abubakar Shettima has taken that to heart.

He has already taken up his place at the polling unit in Plateau state two days before voting starts in the presidential election.

Mr. Shettima told the BBC's Umar Yunus that he wanted to be the first person to cast a vote.

Meanwhile, in Kano, in the north of the country, the BBC's Mansur Abubakar met Mama Amina outside the offices of the electoral commission.

She has been selling food there since 1983 and says that the election period is the best time for her as the office is always busy.