Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Voting collapses in Anambra

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 28/03/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,118


The process of voting in today’s presidential and National Assembly elections has collapsed in many parts of Anambra State in South-East Nigeria.

Reports from various parts of the state, including the commercial town of Onitsha and the Agulu hometown of former governor Peter Obi indicate that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has failed to accredit many prospective voters, some of whom have lost their patience and are now going home.

As at 12:30 p.m., Mr. Peter Obi, among other voters, were still waiting for INEC officials at his Amatutu Ward 11.

“It is true that voting has collapsed in Anambra,” Emeka Umeagbalasi, Board Chairman of the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), told News Express on phone.

Umeagbalasi said he came to the conclusion based on what he witnessed and following reports from election monitors in several parts of the state.

He said that electoral officials complained of incomplete voting documents and lack of card readers while in some places the card readers failed to work.

“When told to do manual accreditation, they said they needed clearance from INEC Headquarters,” the frontline rights activist lamented.

•Photo courtesy of Valentine Obienyem shows former Governor Peter Obi (second right, front), among other voters, awaiting for INEC officials at his Amatutu Ward 11 in Agulu.

Source News Express

Posted 28/03/2015 1:51:37 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Crazy Bills: Bayelsa journalists take on Port Harcourt...

Ohanaeze, IPOB warn against Kanu’s re-arrest •AGF biased,...

AMCON vs MRS, By Ishaku Aminu

When you are your own enemy, by Prof....

Anambra voter registration: Group raises alarm as INEC...

Restructuring tops agenda as Yoruba convoke in Ibadan...

Vast crowds celebrate pope’s first mass in Africa...

Bayelsa Senator-elect, others dump PDP for APC

Enugu International Airport: Rights group points out challenges...

KRPC chief bags NUPENG’s Peaceful Industrial Relations Award...

Canoe hits the streets with #alivewithcolour

Man arrested for ‘killing’ Gombe traditional ruler

 

Latest News Hate Speech Bill: Issues and worries, By Jerome-Mario Utomi 18-year-old boy rapes 7 Ekiti Varsity students Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu, in certificate scandal Lawyer ambushes Python Dance 3 in court •Sues Buhari, Buratai, Malami, others Buhari, governors may clash with Tinubu over Ambode Oshiomhole, APC bow to governors, make U-turn on indirect primaries Delta establishes 6 IDP camps •To forward 2019 budget proposals to DTHA soon Southern, Northern leaders express fears over 2019 polls Plateau women protest half naked over military action Businessman sentenced 140 years for forging foreign cheques Stella Oduah dumps APGA, announces return to PDP Have we ever met before? Buhari asks new DSS boss

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,120 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,073 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,675 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,138 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,655 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,335 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,556 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,184 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,267 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,137 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,829 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,648 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,613) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (932) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,415) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (39,022) Opinion (1,109) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,663) Religion (869) Sports (1,697) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement