UK voters go to polls

Hauwa Abubakar, UK

About 46.9 million registered voters are expected to vote in general elections in the UK today, Thursday, June 8, when voting commences 7:am British time.

Today marks a historic moment in British history, which would usher in a new government barely two years after a general election, was held in the country.

The election which was called suddenly by Prime Minister Theresa May, seeks to put to rest, the differences of political parties in the Brexit negotiations.

The country voted to leave the EU in 2016, after which then Prime Minister, David Cameron stepped down.

Voting will stop at 10:pm local time across the country and counting would begin immediately and updates would be broadcast live.

Even though some votes have already been cast through postal voting, most polling stations are situated in schools and community centres, including Parish halls for easy access.

The first issue on the front burner for the party that wins would be to pick up Brexit negotiations.

A total of 650 Members of Parliament would be elected across 40,000 polling units in the country.

Sammie Idika