Saturday, 9 January 2016

LATEST UPDATES: Bayelsa Governorship Supplementary Poll: LIVE

 Welcome to Bayelsa State. Chat212 fm is serving you updates on the ongoing governorship supplementary election in the state.

The exercise is about to commence in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and some wards in some other local government areas.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared the election inconclusive during the December poll.

Apart from Southern Ijaw LGA where the entire results were cancelled, some of the other LGAs where election were cancelled included Brass Ward 1, in Brass LGA, Tarakiri Ward, Oporoma Ward and Bassambiri Ward all in Ekeremo LGA.

Election was also cancelled in Ologi Ward in Ogbio LGA, Asamabiri in Sagbama LGA and Attissa Ward in Yenagoa LGA of the state.

As at Friday evening, INEC is said to have distributed electoral materials to all the affected areas while security agencies have deployed their officers and men too.

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, had announced the deployment of no fewer than 5,000 officers and men while a DIG, an AIG and three police commissioners were also deployed to the state to ensure a hitch-free poll.

Live Blog

There are reports that some youth are trying to disrupt the conduct of the election in Ekeremo Local Government Area.

Voting has commenced at Ogbian Square polling unit in Attissa II in Yenagoa LGA. Voters queuing to vote, security officers and electoral officers at the center.

Despite the IGP's order banning police from escorting politicians, we spotted this patrol van escorting a political office holder around in Yenagoa.

There is restriction of movement in the state, the police public relations officer has confirmed. The police is deploying massively to enforce the restrictions.

The new Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, Peter Ogunyanwo, about to address a standby force for the rerun poll in Southern Ijaw.

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