Men Allegedly in Fake Police Uniforms Invade Polling Units in Rivers, Arrests Peterside’s Campaign Manager
Suspected cloned armed policemen in dreadlocks and bears have taken over several Voting Units in Omuma local government. As policemen cannot be in dreadlocks, it is suspected that the dreaded armed men are PDP militia men,APC officials said.
Akuku Toru: In Abonnema, Card Readers are not used for accreditation at the polling unit. There are no Result Sheets. PDP thugs have unleashed mayhem on innocent potential voters. Akuku Toru is tensed. Isobo Jack, a Commissioner in the Rivers State Executive Council, and an APC chieftain, was attacked.
Ward 6 Kaani in Khana – Returning Officers, Presiding Officers, and Assistant Presiding Officers in Khana Ward 16 are all PDP members.
Situation report – Tombia, others
Tombia: No security in Tombia, shooting, militants going round threatening that whoever voted for APC would have their hands chopped off. Accreditation ended but PDP militias would not let people cast their ballots.
Tombia: Unconfirmed report that Chairman of Degema Local Government Area, Hon. Daddy Pokima, was kidnapped. The Chairman was travelling when he was whisked away from his boat and bundled into another boat and taken to an unknown location.
Ikwerre: Omerelu Ward 16 – No result sheets
In Omerelu Ward 5, there are no Result Sheets in the 16 Units. Voters refused accreditation unless the result sheets were produced. A stalemate but no report of any violence.
PHALGA: Dakuku senior campaign manager arrested
In PHALGA Ward 9 Unit 10 St Paul’s, security operatives have picked up the APC Polling Agent, Mr. Wosu Kinikanwo. Card reader not working in Ward 10.
Chidiebere Okwuwolu, a Director in the Greater Together Campaign Organisation, has been arrested and taken away to the headquarters of the Olu Obasanjo Divisional Police headquarters.
Ward 16 Obio/Akpor: No INEC officials. Ward 10 Unit 6 Odogbolu – No material. Wards 7, 8, 9, 10 – No Result Sheets.
Abua/Odual: Ward 5 – No materials had arrived. Ward 2 – PDP militia men in red Fez-cap kidnapped Darlington Oku, an APC leader in the Ward.
PHALGA Ward 4, Units 2 and 4 – Card Reader not working.
Okrika: In Rivers State, PDP has all the Result Sheets in their possession. In Okrika, the hometown of Patience Jonathan, materials have arrived and have been taken to the home of Ibibia Walter, the Rivers State PDP Secretary. No materials in any Unit.
Abonnema: Voting taking place without accreditation. Card Reader has been abandoned