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Delta council poll: Late distribution of materials characterise exercise in Patani LGA

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Late arrival of materials has characterized Saturday’s Delta council election in Patani Local Government Area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report that in Unit 1, Ward 5, Tawari, voters were seen in clusters waiting for the materials for exercise to arrive.

In other communities such as Agoloma, Bulu-Angiama, Aven, Koloware, the situation was same experience.

Speaking with NAN in Patani, a serving councilor, Mr. Appah Appah, said voters were waiting for the materials to arrive.

At the Delta state Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) at Ayama office, the Chief ELectoral Officer for Patani LGA, Mr. Okei Ovedge, was not available to comment on the situation.

Meanwhile, accreditation and voting have begun in Ndokwa West and Oshimili South Local Government Area.

In Etua Primary School, Ward 4, Unit 3, Etua Etiti, in Ndokwa West local government area, accreditation and voting starting at about 9:30 a.m .

The Presiding Officer, Mr. Bright Nzete, said: ”We started accreditation and voting at exactly 9:30 a.m.

”We got here at about 8:45 a.m. and we did the sorting of the voting materials. Immediately we were done with the sorting, accreditation and voting started.”

In Kwale Ward 1 Unit 6, the Presiding Officer, Kelechi Oshake said the exercise started at about 9.30 a.m.

He said the electoral officers were still waiting for the electorate to come out and cast their votes.

In Units 15, 16 and 17, College of Education, Asaba, election materials arrived at about 10.03 a.m. and voting began. (NAN)


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