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#RiversRerun: Late arrival of materials delay voting in some polling centres

10 December 2016, 19:41

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.

Also read: Rivers rerun: Don’t be intimidated, Amaechi tells APC supporters

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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