Live Updates: Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi governorship elections

Owerri: Election materials diverted to police station — Eyewitnesses

Eyewitnesses have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to intervene in a case of diversion of electoral materials at Okwelle 1 and 2 in Onuimo council of Imo state.

The voters alleged that the materials were diverted to Okwelle Police Station, warning that thumb printing and writing of results should not happen.

Members of the Abdullahi Ganduje-led APC National Working Committee (NWC) monitoring developments from the National Secretariat Situation Room for ongoing governorship elections in Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa states.


Off-cycle-election: They can’t stop my winning – PDP guber candidate

Owerri – The Imo state Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, on Saturday said nobody can stop his winning of the governorship election.

He stated this while fielding questions shortly after he voted at his polling unit 012 at Amaimo Central School in Ikeduru local council area in the state.

Anyanwu’s stand was that any issue of ballot snatching or violence would not count based on INEC’s instruction.

He mentioned that; “one Charles Amadi, was came to disturb. I do not care because they cannot stop my winning. I am sure our agents have made formal report about it.

“INEC, has said that any place that there is violence or snatching of election results that result will not count that is while i am not bordered.”


Bayelsa Guber election: Thugs hijack election materials

Election materials for five units namely 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 have reportedly been hijacked by thugs from the ward headquarters located at Olugbobiri in Southern Ijaw LGA of the state.

The incident has left majority of the electorate in Olugbobiri disenfranchised with voters calling on INEC to cancel the votes in the area.

Confirming the incidents, angry voters told newsmen that “There’s also no voting in Olugbobiri. All materials have been hijacked.

1:15 pm:


1:02 pm: The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timipre Sylva, along with his wife, cast their ballots at Polling Unit 4, Dukuraku Central Open Space, Okpoama, Ward 4, Brass Local Government.


11:40 a m – Owerri- The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Samuel Anyanwu, has voted at polling unit 012 at Amaimo Central School in Ikeduru council area of Imo state.


11:43 a.m Former Deputy Governor Bayelsa State Gboribiogha Jonah just cast his vote at ward 3 unit 15 at Ayama polo Nembe.


Imo State: Report from Government House polling units 001 And 002

The Presiding Officer, PO, of 001, Umelo Maryjane Nkechi, said they have 914 registered voters. According to her, they have adequate materials. There is adequate security on ground.

In Unit 002, Presiding Officer, Umunna Chioma, said they have a total of 521 registered voters. According to her they were supposed to start accreditation at 8.30am but arrangement of materials slightly delayed the operation. She noted they have adequate materials and no challenges so far.
Materials arrived the two poling boths arrived at 8:30am.

Voting started at about 9.20am in almost all the polling units visited in Awaka, Egbu and Emekuku, in owerri North local council area of Imo State.
At Amakpu polling unit 003 and 004, voting was yet to commence at 9.49am but INEC officials were ground.
The Pilgrimage Centre 010 was moved to another location within the community, as grass covered the supposed polling unit site.
At Ekeama polling unit 001 and 002, voting was going on simultaneously with accreditation.
Area visited were generally peaceful but witnessed gross low turnout of voters.

These are the report we are following at this hour, more report still to come.





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