Large voter turnout for Cross River rerun election

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Voters turned out in large numbers at the polling units in Ekureku 1and 2 for the Abi/Yakurr federal constituency rerun election.

The rerun election is sequel to the tribunal order after it nullified the February 22, 2019 polls in which Alex Egbuna of the APC was declared winner of the Abi/Yakurr federal constituency seat in the House of Representatives.

The electorate and polling officials we’re observed to be peaceful and orderly at the polling stations visited.

On the hijacked materials for Afafanyi-Igonogoni ward, Dr. Mohammed Lekki, INEC National Commissioner at a briefing with some journalists, disclosed that one ad hoc staff was also abducted by the gun men.

Lekki also disclosed that with the prompt intervention of security operatives, the ad hoc staff and materials were rescued and recovered.

Voting is still ongoing.

Lateefah Ibrahim

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