Plateau records peaceful poll
No act of violence or irregularity was recorded in Plateau State, yesterday, in the exercise that was monitored by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Oliver Agundu.
According to Agundu, the exercise was smooth and peaceful with the BVAS functioning optimally.
There was problem, however, with voters being moved to other polling units, as some units were halved without adequate notification to voters.
At the Mado Gate Polling Unit, GSS Tudun Wada, the relocation caused delay in voting, as those affected insisted there won’t be voting until those concerned are informed of there new polling centres.
Again, at the JMDB Polling Unit in Jos North Council, where about eight voters were expected to cast their votes, the INEC officials said they were yet to see a single voter coming there.
Also, reports from Utan Polling Unit 948 could not be accredited, as BVAS could not get their names and faces.
Meanwhile, Governor Simon Lalong, who is the Southern Senatorial Candidate of APC, cast his vote at Ajikamayi in Shenda, expressing optimism that he would win.
His wife, Mrs. Rejina Lalong, his children and other household members, joined him. He said election so far had been peaceful, adding that there had been no threat to peace.
The electoral body, INEC, had already mentioned eight polling units in the state where elections would not hold. These are located in Jos North, Bassa, Wase and Mangu Local Government Councils.