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#RIVERSRERUN | Updated Timeline of Events

by on December 10, 2016
 

Voting yet to commence in Ward 9, Unit 3, Ogubolo local government area

1)  Accreditation, voting commences

2)Wike deploys drones to monitor elections

3)Two chased, arrested and handcuffed for carting away election materials

4)APC candidate, Magnus Abe carrives polling unit

5)Party supporters accuse INEC of sending fake election materials to some units

6) Late arrival of materials delay voting in some polling units, wards Rivers election Update: As early as 8.am, voters trooped out en mass across the various polling units in Rivers state to exercise their franchise in the state’s re-run election. At Tai Local Government Area, both accreditation and voting are ongoing in Nonwa unit 13. Voting has equally commenced at Gokana LGA and the atmosphere is peaceful

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has just announced the cancellation of election in ward 9 unit 3 of Ogu/Bolo LGA after hoodlums carted away result sheets and bitter disagreement between PDP and APC.

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It was expected that the re-run elections would be marred by such acts but the Federal Government beefed up security to halt such issues.

Rivers election Update: As early as 8.am, voters trooped out en mass across the various polling units in Rivers state to exercise their franchise in the state’s re-run election. At Tai Local Government Area, both accreditation and voting are ongoing in Nonwa unit 13.
Voting has equally commenced at Gokana LGA and the atmosphere is peaceful.
However, as at 10.30am, election materials and INEC Officials were yet to arrive at any of the PUs in OPUOKO/KALAOKO Ward, KHANA LGA. Also, low turnout of voters has been reported at Alesa in Eleme LGA.
Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike is alleged to be monitoring the elections with drones. One of the drones is spotted hovering over some polling units while the election process is ongoing.
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Also, the APC candidate for Rivers east senatorial district, Magnus Abe, has arrived Eleme to cast his vote. In the pictures, Abe is seen being accompanied by his wife and supporters.

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Also, some party supporters have accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of sending fake election materials to some units.
The supporters claimed that the election materials sent to polling units were fake and would not be allowed to be used for the exercise. The party faithful chanted slogans such as “ we no gree’’, no result sheet, no election’’, “our votes must count.’’
The supporters said they had lost confidence on INEC’s ability to conduct a free, fair and credible election in the area.
INEC Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Nick Dazang, denied the allegations, saying INEC could not have deployed fake election materials for any election. “How can INEC deploy fake election materials of which we are the custodian of our materials?

 

In a telephone interview, Mr. Dazang said that “what happened in Ahoada-West  is that some result sheets were snatched and from available report, the result sheets have been replaced.

“INEC cannot deploy fake result sheets. It is like saying Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is producing fake currency. Is this possible?”

 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. The wards and units affected include; Eleme, Ahoada-West, Etche, Bonny, Tai and Ikwerre Local Governments Areas.

 

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