Collation underway in parts of Cross River State

Eme Offiong, Calabar

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Counting of votes cast has commenced in part of Calabar Metropolis.

At Ward One, Unit 4 in Bogobiri Calabar South Local Government Area, counting was held in the full view of party agents, security ooeratives, and voters.

At some polling units under Ward 3, also in Calabar South, the votes were counted and the agents of the political parties expressed satisfaction with the counting process.

Izuchukwu Data, a domestic observer from the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, described the electoral and counting process as satisfactory despite initial hitches when voting commenced.

Security operatives dismantled road blocks at areas known for relative peace, while restrictions of movement in other areas would be lifted at 6 o’clock in the evening.

Ime Njoku