Large turnout of voters, especially in urban areas of Port Harcourt metropolis covering Municipality and Obi-Akpor council areas.
Generally, exercise was peaceful, though there were some flashpoints. Governor Nyesom Wike praised the exercise, but blamed heavy military presence in
the state, which he said scared some eligible voters from coming out to vote.
Pockets of violence in Abonnema, Andoni left four people dead – former council chairman, Mowan Etete (Andoni), APC chieftain and former PDP member killed along with his elder brother and one other. Nnamdi Omoni, Police spokesman in Rivers State confirmed the incident to business
Election cancelled by INEC in Bonny Island due to non or late arrival of election materials. The commission’s spokesperson, Edwin Enabor, confirmed the decision to hold polls on another day, but date not decided.
Governor Nyesom Wike berated Army for alleged unwieldy intervention.
In Ubima, Unit 6, Ward 8, Chibuike Amaechi’s Ikwerre LGA, the exercise was said to have been disrupted. Samuel Nwanosike, LG chairman alleged in interview with
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