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INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Anambra poll: Voting starts in Aguleri, other polling units

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Voting has started in some polling units in Anambra while accreditation of voters was still ongoing in other places, at the time of filing this report.

NAN correspondents report that in Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Aarea, the materials arrived at few minutes past 8 a.m.

At Aguleri Ward I, where the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano, is expected to vote, voting and accreditation of voters commenced on schedule.

NAN, however, reports that at Nsugbe ward I where, APC governorship hopeful, Dr Tony Nwoye, is expected to vote, the polling officials were yet to arrive.

But , in Onitsha, electoral officials arrived ahead of the 8 a.m voting schedule, but there was no voter as at 8:30 a.m.

The presiding Officer, Miss Peace Onah told NAN that they slept at the unit.

She said that unit 005 Metroploitian Secondary school ward 4 in Onitsha North, had three voting points.

“INEC officials are ready, but no voter has shown up as at 8:30 a.m,” Onah said.

At Unit 008 and 014 in Ado Girls Secondary School, Inland Town, Onitsha, materials and officials were yet to arrive.

A voter, Mr Bernet Ezewudo, said he arrived by 8 a.m., but “you can see that every where is still under lock and key”.

Also, in Awka South, the process had not started and the presiding officer, Mr Richard Ogbuji, told NAN at 8:22 a.m at Real Estate Primary School  II that they were setting up table to start.

At unit 005 the presiding officer, Mr Jude Anukam, attributed the late starting to transportation difficulties and appealed for patience and understanding,

Also, the presiding officer, Miss Nkechi Sucuon, at Permanent Site Market 2 corroborated Anukam that the restriction of movement affected them.

At Oyi Local Government, accreditation of voters had started in Umuduru ward 4.

The presiding officer, Anthonia  Ugwunebo, said that the materials arrived at 8:24 a.m, while accreditation and voting began at 9 a.m.

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