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Anambra 2018: Voters flee polling unit over ‘spiritual charms’

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Ike Oye has claimed that the symbol of the party in the ballot paper is ‘too small.’

Chief Oye made the assertion shortly after casting his vote at Unit 003 about 9:45am in Amuobia Village, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Chief Oye stated that it was even difficult for him to identify his party logo in the ballot paper before casting his vote.

He however described the turn out of the people as “impressive” stressing that accreditation and voting took place simultaneously in the area.
“I think this is mass improvement from what we’ve always had. We are very very happy. We believe that everything will end well.”

Chief Oye added,”everything is moving fine and people are efficiently mobilized and they are conscientized as well as enlightened.”

He expressed hope that the people will do he right thing, saying,” people voted and they are waiting for the results.”
Accreditation, voting begin in Awka
Accreditation and voting by registered voters for the Anambra governorship in some part of the state have started.
At Awka award 8, Agu Awka, three polling units in the area began accreditation and voting simultaneously at about 9:10am.

Samuel Okezie, the agent of the PDP told DAILYPOST that the party is satisfied with the process so far.
He said the part was happy with the process, which allows one to receive accreditation and vote immediately.
According to dailypos,  election have also started in most other parts of the state as early as 8:50.
Obiano finally cast his vote at Otuocha
10:17

Incumbent governor, Willie Obiano has finally voted at Eri primary school, in Otuocha.
The governor had earlier stepped after the card reader failed to detect his fingertips.

Card reader fails to detect Obiano’s fingertips

Smart card reader at Eri primary school, Otuocha couldn’t detect Willie Obiano’s fingertips.

The governor has stepped aside while the INEC ad-hoc staff is trying to resolve the problem.

Obiano arrived the unit around 10am.
Accreditation, voting commence in Onitsha North.

10:20am Accreditation and voting have commenced at the Central School Amawbia 2 unit 003, 002, 001. Voters are said to be tricking in smoothly.
Meanwhile, materials and personnel have not arrive at any of the 3 polling units visited in Onitsha North LGA as of 7:30 am. Ado girls secondary school, Awka road Onitsha, New era secondary school Omagba phase1 and Prince memorial high school.

However, some youths were seen playing football at the Unizik junction, Awka..

Governor Obiano arrives polling unit
Governor Willie Obiano has arrived at Eri Primary School, Unit 004, Otuocha 1, Aguleri, Anambra East LG to cast his vote.

The governor, who was accompanied by his wife and some aides arrived the centre around 10am.

Charm at scene

Voters flee Nkpor polling unit over ‘spiritual charms’
Voters in Nkpor, Anambra state have fled from the Ilogwu Orie Nkpor Polling Unit, after more than seven spiritual charms (JUJU) were seen at the entrance of the polling unit.

Recall that the outlawed IPOB group had threatened to do anything to maintain the sit at home order of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
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Reports from Oriaifite ward 3, precisely Irefi central school PU 003-006 have it that voters and INEC officials are currently involved in heated argument over the inability of the card reader to function well.
The INEC ad-hoc staff are at the moment sweating it out to fix the malfunctioning machine.
Meanwhile, report from Uswundiuka1 in Otuocha, Anambra East said there is a massive turnout of voters in the exercise.
Also, voting has started at PU011 Ward 3 Atani Ogbaru LGA.
IPOB, MASSOB members go into hiding as soldiers, police take over state
9:30am

As accreditation and voting get underway in the ongoing governorship election, findings by Gistnaij have shown that members of the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB and the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB have gone into hiding as soldiers, mobile policemen and other security agents have taken over the state.

From our observation, the IPOB and MASSOB members, who have been calling on electorates in the state to boycott the exercise, seemed to have lost their independence and sovereignty as the state is currently calm and peaceful contrary to threat that the election will be bloody.

At the time of filing this report, there are no agitations or words from the groups while the exercise is about to kick off virtually in all the polling boots visited in Ndemili North Local Government Area.
Accreditation, voting commence
10:20am Accreditation and voting have commenced at the Central School Amawbia 2 unit 003, 002, 001. Voters are said to be tricking in smoothly.
Meanwhile, materials and personnel have not arrive at any of the 3 polling units visited in Onitsha North LGA as of 7:30 am. Ado girls secondary school, Awka road Onitsha, New era secondary school Omagba phase1 and Prince memorial high school.
However, some youths were seen playing football at the Unizik junction, Awka.

However, a man has been arrested by security offiers for impersonation. The man, believed to be in his 50s was arrested for holding two voters card at Ubuluisiozor Ward 001 Ihiala LGA.

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