nigerian polls.jpgVoting is underway in Nigeria’s parliamentary elections, which have been marred by bloody attacks and chaotic delays.

Voting for 360 seats in the lower chamber and 109 in the Senate had already begun last Saturday and millions were queuing, when it was discovered that ballot papers were missing in some parts of the country, prompting delays due to the difficulty of replacing ballot papers.

Today’s parliamentary elections are set to go ahead in around 86 of constituencies.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the violence and ordered an immediate increase in security at all electoral commission premises across the country.

Presidential elections have been postponed to next Saturday, with polls to choose the 36 state governors now to be held on 26th of this month.