Just In: Worries in Asaba, environs over late arrival of Election materials
President Buhari, Aisha vote at the Presidential and National Assembly Elections at Kofar Baru Polling Unit 003 in Daura Katsina State on 23rd Feb 2019
Our journalist who is observing the activity in zone, reports that the materials were all the while being dealt with at Uzoigwe Primary school and Ahaba grade school.
Nonetheless, there is an extensive turnout of voters in the territories visited. A few voters addressed newsmen, communicated tension over the postponement in the initiation of the activity.
There was expansive turnout of voters at Uzoigwe Primary School,
Ward 09 of Oshimili South Local government territory, however authorities of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC were all the while arranging materials for dissemination to units at about 9am.
Business transports anyway positioned at the school hanging tight to take materials to the surveying units. A voter who distinguished herself as Ngozi Okolotu, said materials arrived the ward at about 3.00am yet INEC authorities neglected to start arranging and conveyance right away.
Okolotu said; “Presently take a gander at what we have staring us in the face, individuals are hanging tight to practice their establishment yet INEC isn’t prepared. It is practically 9:am. We don’t have the foggiest idea if this is a ploy to stun the race”.
Two Supervising Officers at the ward, Stella Marris Ogbemuo and Ifeoma Nekua who talked independently anyway guaranteed that the activity would go on easily, saying that casting a ballot will begin as quickly as time permits.
At Asaba Primary School, ward 04, materials were being moved to units under the ward when our reporter visited at couple of minutes past 9am.
Specially appointed staff of INEC generally corps individuals were seen setting up their particular work spaces in anticipation of the casting a ballot.
In the mean time, previous Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Peter Onwusanya has blamed warriors for turning qualified voters utilizing their own autos back home.
Onwusanya talked at his unit in Niger Mixed Secondary School, Asaba where materials were simply touching base at 9:20am, said : “As should be obvious, the materials are simply coming in, and it is late thinking about the time they gave us.
“Yet, my worry currently is that officers are turning voters back notwithstanding when they present PVCs. Our neighborhood government is unconventional on the grounds that individuals are originating from distant to their surveying units. These arrangement of voters can only with significant effort get to their units while trekking. What’s more, we had concurred at the security gathering meeting that individuals with PVC ought to be permitted to go and cast a ballot and that isn’t what we are encountering”.
The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Cyril Omorogbe clarified why there is delay in the initiation of the casting a ballot practice in Asaba, the state capital.
Omorogbe who addressed newsmen in his office, said the first outcomes sheets arrived the state office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at 12 midnight, including that theresult sheets were being moved to the different territories at sunrise.
On claim of warriors turning back voters, he said; “I will contact the security organizations to enable individuals with PVCs to get to their casting a ballot focuses, including that voters who are in their casting a ballot focuses by 2 pm will be permitted to cast a ballot.
He held that the commission was set up to convey free and reasonable elections