LIVE: Abi Material Submerged In River; Odukpani PDP/APC Agents Fight, Chase CrossRiverWatch Reporters; Vote Buying In Ikom

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The CrossRiverWatch correspondent in Abi reports that INEC staff were attacked and sensitive materials meant for election in Afafanyi/Igoni Igoni area of Abi Local Government have been submerged in the River.

The Independent National Electoral Commission which is electoral umpire is yet to issue a statement on this but a member of the Security Council in that local government area, Mr. Trevor Inyang confirmed the information to our correspondent.

In Ndoduo Okoyong community of Odukpani local government, the Police is set to restore calm as agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People Democratic Party (PDP) exchanged blows over giving directions to a female voter as to which party to vote.

Odukpani

At Ifa – ko village in Okoyong community still in Odukpani, the election process has stopped as both PDP and APC agents expressed worries over the electioneering process.

On arrival, our correspondents was identified and chased out by angry PDP party agents.

In Calabar Municipal, there is reports of voters apathy in ward 3 , unit 14, with some voters saying “no money no votes.”

Calabar Municipal

At the Olulumor ward I Ikom, voting
was disrupted as a result of shortage of materials. Hundreds of ballot papers are said to be missing. An argument set in as armed Mobile Policemen stormed the area.

At unit 4, Effi 1 in Ikom, PDP and APC are deploying a mechanism that allows voters to vote and collect NGN1000. The agents are carrying out the agenda a few meters away from the polling station. Some are hiding behind the voting venue (polling station).

Ikom
Ikom

As at the time of filing this report, calm had been restored and voting ongoing in Olulumor ward.

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