Port Harcourt - As Rivers people vote in the legislative
re-run elections, late arrival of materials has delayed commencement of voting
in some wards and units in the state.
Voting was yet to commence at 10.45 a.m. in some wards and
units due to delayed arrival of voting materials.
NAN gathered that the wards and units affected include; Eleme,
Ahoada-West, Etche, Bonny, Tai and Ikwerre Local Governments Areas.
Voters and party supporters were seen milling around polling
units in Alesa and Ogale communities in Eleme council area awaiting the arrival
of election materials.
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Reports also showed that both materials and polling officers
were yet to be seen at polling centres in Mbiama in Ahoada West council area as
at the time of the report.
Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, an accredited Election Observer, commended
the timely commencement of the elections in areas but heavy presence of
security personnel in polling units in the Ogoni axis of the state.
“So far, voting has not commenced in the areas I have visited,
but there is huge security presence,’’ he said.
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