VOTERS STRANDED AS INEC OFFICIALS, MATERIALS FAILS TO SHOW UP AT OBASANJO POLLING BOOTH IN ABEOKUTA

February 23, 2019
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Prospective voters are patiently waiting for election officials and materials to arrive at a polling unit where former president Olusegun Obasanjo is to vote in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Empty tables were seen at the ward 11, unit 22, Olusomi Compound, Abeokuta-North local government area, Daily Trust reports. T

he presidential and National Assembly elections are taking place today, Saturday, February 23.

The Independent National Electoral Commission officials were yet to arrive as at 9:12am. Many prospective voters were seen hanging around the polling centre as they await the arrival of the INEC officials with electoral materials.

Meanwhile, in Imo state, some trained ad hoc staff of the INEC, on besieged the electoral office over alleged non inclusion in the elections duties.

The ad hoc staff numbering about 300 persons besieged the INEC office in Owerri, awaiting information from INEC officials.

Continentour.com.ng gathers that one of them, Mike Echetama, stated that they were trained staff of tertiary institutions in the state who applied to work as collation officers and returning officers during the elections.

In another news, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has referred to the electoral process as ‘clumsy’. Obi made the comment after casting his vote at his polling unit in Anambra state on Saturday, February 23.

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