APC, PDP agents kick as materials arrive Bauchi ward late

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Agents of All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday, decried late arrival of INEC officials and materials at Haruna Memorial Primary School ward 029.

The ward is in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

Speaking with newsmen, Mouktar Gidado, the PDP observer at the polling unit said he arrived at the venue exactly at 8am when election materials should have arrived.


“However, I don’t know why the materials arrived at 9:20am and voting has not yet commenced though the electoral officers are on ground now.

“I want to appeal to INEC that there should be a departure from late arrival of election materials. It is 9:30am and voters are still waiting”, he said.

Mr Gidado, who is also the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State , said apart from the late arrival of election materials, everything was going on smoothly at the polling unit.

Also speaking, Abdullahi Gidado, the All Progressives Congress, APC party agent at the polling unit, decried the late arrival of election materials.

He said some voters wanted to return home but he convinced them to stay.

“We have been waiting since 8am and they arrived at 9:20am. We hope that the election will commence soon as they have already set up the polling unit.

“Apart from the fact that INEC officials arrived late, there is no other issue here,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that as at 10am, election had not commenced at the polling unit.


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