• Rescheduled elections yet to start in Bayelsa

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    Rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the affected polling units in the four registration areas of the Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State for Sunday have not started.

    Our correspondent who went round the polling units in Yenagoa on Sunday observed that INEC officials were not present as of 10:30 am.

    At the Fakulu Health Centre polling unit, Epie 3, and Ayemeze polling unit 004, also in Epie 3, voters, observers, security operatives, and journalists were seen waiting for the commission’s officers and ballot papers.

    The Head of Voter Education and Publicity at the Yenagoa office, Wilfred Ifogah, in a statement he issued on Saturday, said the rescheduled exercise would take place from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

    He said the polls were shifted to Sunday as a result of the disruption of the exercise on Saturday.

    A voter, who gave his name as Adolfus Johnson from the Amarata community, said he was discouraged by the inability of the INEC to keep to their promise.

    He said, “I am discouraged because INEC cannot keep to its promise. Yesterday, we were here and could not vote because INEC people were not here.”

    When contacted, Ifogah said that “electoral officers are on their way.”


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