Unknown Gunmen Attacked Polling Unit In Bayelsa, Take Away Voting Materials
The gunmen had unleashed terror on party agents and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission which made the voting exercise to stop
On Saturday, Unidentified gunmen attacked the polling unit at Ekwulobia in the Aguata local government area of Anambra State carting away ballot boxes and other election materials.
The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday confirmed the incidence on its Twitter handle also.
The PDP tweeted, “In Aguata LGA, Immaculate Heart Ekwulobia. Unidentified armed men have invaded the polling unit, attacked party agents, electoral officers and made away with the ballot boxes and other electoral materials. Voting has been cancelled.”
There have been reports of widespread electoral malpractice across the state as bribes were given to some Voters between N500 to N2,500 from party agents to cast votes in favour of their parties.
Also,the late arrival of electoral materials to some polling units is stalling the speed of the electoral process and the consequent failures of some of the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System.