Accreditation, voting on-going in Kogi state

Ishaq Dan-Imam, Ukamaka Okafor and Anzaku Abashi

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Accreditation and voting has commenced in various polling units of Kogi state.

 

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State, Professor James Apam said that there were disruptions in Lokoja Metropolis but the situation now has been brought under control as voting has resumed at the affected polling units

 

Also in Ndagana polling centre of Ward C Lokoja Metropolis, there was disagreement which led to commotion at the polling centre.

 

This development disrupted election at the centre until security agents and INEC officials intervened.

 

As a result normalcy has resumed at the centre and voting is now in progress.

 

At Ward ‘A’ polling unit known as Crowther Memorial College, in Lokoja Local Government Area, number of eligible registered voters at the ward is approximately 2,055, but the turnout of voters is low because Kogi state is among the seven states that have off cycle governorship elections due to mainly previous judicial decisions.

 

Election materials arrived the polling unit yesterday night. The INEC officials arrived as early as 6am.

 

At the polling unit, the electoral observers said Party Agents for different parties were on ground except for the Labour party.