Huge Turnout In Adamawa, Hoodlums Hijack Ballot Box In Imo | Supplementary Election Updates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is conducting supplementary election in 24 states of the federation.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are locked in a battle of survival in Adamawa and Kebbi states.

An interesting one is the Adamawa where PDP’s governorship candidate, Governor Umaru Fintiri is slugging it out Aishatu ‘Binani’ Dahiru of APC.

For the states House of Assembly positions, elections will be held for 57 constituencies in 17 states. They are: Akwa Ibom (1), Bayelsa (1), Ebonyi (5), Edo (3), Ekiti (1), Imo (1), Kaduna (5), Kano (14), Kebbi (8), Niger (4), Ogun (1), Taraba (1), Yobe (1), Jigawa (3), Katsina (3), Enugu (1), Adamawa (4).

The Senatorial elections will be held in the north-western states of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

Meanwhile, supplementary elections for the House of Representatives will be held for 31 constituencies in 15 states. They are; Akwa Ibom (2), Anambra (1), Bayelsa (1), Edo (1), Imo (1), Kano (2), Kebbi (2), Kogi (1), Oyo (2), Rivers (2), Sokoto (11), Taraba (1) , Zamfara (2), Jigawa (1) and Ebonyi state (1).

Large turnout of voters as the Adamawa governorship supplementary election gets underway amidst heavy tight security.

In Makama A polling station in Yola South Local Government, Ajiya ward 6 in Yola North voting was ongoing without a hitch.

However, there’s heavy military presence at every black spot in the state capital.

Voting has commenced at a polling unit in Alasawa Kwaciri ward 030, Kurna Gabas of Fagge LGA but thugs wielding dangerous weapons in their hundreds have dispersed voters.

Men and women were seen running for their lives to escape danger as thugs threw stones at them. However, armed policemen intervened and stopped the violence and also chased the thugs away, thereby providing protection for the activity to continue.

In Imo, hoodlums guided by suspected armed security men on Saturday disrupted and snatched the ballot box at Umuarusi Amandugba hall in the Isu local government area of Imo state.

A voter, who introduced himself as Chibuike, said: “We are afraid.

“You saw how they snatched the ballot box with security people around and you will know it was planned.

“We are afraid and we are not safe. How can an election be conducted with an armoured vehicle? This is wrong.”

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