Election: INEC Flops In Warri
Rita Enemuru, Reporting
There’s palpable anger and frustration in Warri, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, as INEC just began to dispatch election materials at about 1:40p.m on Saturday.
This is happening amid a downpour as voters who trooped out as early as 7:00a.m are yet to sight INEC officials or their materials for voting.
Deputy director of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mr Kingsley Ogboe, had told journalists that the delay was orchestrated by party agents who arrived at the INEC office in Warri late.
He accused them of being responsible for the delay in the dispatch of voting materials to polling centres.
Speaking with journalists at about 10:15a.m in his office at Esisi road, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, Ogboe said despite the fact that he had alerted party agents since Friday evening to show up at 6:00p.m to inspect the materials before dispatch, they chose to arrive very late.
As of 2:00p.m, voters are still patiently waiting, though some are angry that materials have not gotten to their polling units, vowing not to leave.
Some said even if they needed to wait till night, they will do so, so long they cast their votes.
Across Warri – Igbudu Primary School along Warri-Sapele road, Olodi Primary School, Okumagba layout, Cavegina Primary School, and all other polling centres, voters were seen waiting amid heavy rain for the arrival of INEC officials.
Details coming …
Videos of voters waiting endlessly for voting materials in Warri