Ekiti Elections: Situation reports from polling booths in wards and LGAs (LIVE UPDATE)

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Situation reports in Ekiti election as voters troop out

Here is a situation report from different polling booths in wards around the 16 local government areas in Ekiti.

Voters from several polling booths in different wards across the 16 local governments in Ekiti have trooped out to participate in choosing the state's next governor.

Here are reports according to Situation Room, a Platform of Civil Society Organizations working on Elections, Good governance and other issues in Nigeria.

In Emure

L.G.A: Emure
PU 002
Time: 8:30
-Accreditation Ongoing
-Voting Ongoing
-Setup Guarantees Ballot Secrecy.

L.G.A: Emure
PU 002
Time: 8:33
An Elderly woman being assisted to cast her vote.

L.G.A: Emure
Ward: 03
P:U: 004
Time: 9:00am
-Process going smoothly.
-Personnel on ground include 2 Civil Defence, 4 police officers, 2 party agents.

L.G.A: Emure
Ward: 3
P:U: 004
Time: 9:00 am
A Patrol team of Mobile policemen spotted.

In Ado Ekiti

 

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti
Ward: Farm settlement
P:U: 12
Time: 8:25am
No INEC staff present
No election material in sight
Security personnel present(police and customs)
Large voter turn out.

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L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ado J Okesa
PU 002
Time: 7:55
INEC have arrive. Security personnel are on ground. Set up has started. Lots of people waiting. There are 5 voting points here.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti
Ward: St Michael Ajilosun
P:U: 002
Time: 8:15am
INEC staff present
Ad-hoc staff present
Security personnel present
Large voter turnout
Accreditationof voters commenced at 8:15.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti
Ward: Ado-Ekiti
P:U: 021
Time: 8:30am
INEC staff arrived with election materials at 8:30am alongside security.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti
Ward: Irona
P:U: 006
Time: 8:41am
INEC staff present
Voting and accreditation commenced at 8:39
Security personnel present
Large voter turnout.

Federal Housing Okela Ado
Ward: 7
P:U: 2
Time: 8:36 am
Priority is being given to the pregnant and nursing mothers.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti
Ward: Federal Housing Estate
P:U: 2
Time: 9:01am
INEC arrived at 9:11am
Verification of names and voting commenced almost immediately.

 

In Ifelodun/Irepodun

 

L.G.A: Ifelodun/Irepodun
Ward: Igede-Ekiti
P:U: 015
Time: 8:23am
Card reader malfunctioned rejecting PVC of voters.
INEC staff unable to verify and resolve the issue.

L.G.A: Irepodun/Ifelodun
Ward: Peru's Compound
P:U: 001
Time: 8:53am
Voter accreditation and voting commenced
Very large voter turnout.

Voting ongoing at: Irepodun/ifelodun local government ward II as at 9:14am, polling unit 13/13/06/015. 2 party agents pdp and apc and unarmed security men sighted.

L.G.A: Irepodun/Ifelodun
Ward: Iworoko
P:U: 004 & 005
Time: 8:00am
Verification of names and voting commenced simultaneously at 8:00am
Large voter turnout

In Ido Osi

L.G.A: Ido-Osi
Ward; 11
P:U: 11
Time: 8:23am
Centre is peaceful.
High voter turnout.

L.G.A: Ido-Osi
Ward; Ward 1
P:U: 12
Time: 8:15am
INEC staff present
Ad-hoc staff present
Security personnel present(police and NSCDC)
No voter in sight.

 

L.G.A: Irdo-Osi
Ward; Ward 1
P:U: 12
Time: 8:15am
INEC staff present
Ad-hoc staff present
Security personnel present(police and NSCDC)
No voter in sight.

L.G.A: Ido-Osi
Ward; Iworoko
P:U: 9, 11
Time: 8am
INEC staff just arrived
Ad-hoc staff present
Security personnel present(police and NSCDC)
Voters are present.

In Ekiti West

L.G.A: Èkìtì West
Ward; Arámọkọ 3/Erio
P:U 014
Time: 8.10
INEC staff absent
Ad-hoc staff on ground
3 Security personne, 2 party agents present.
Accreditation ongoing.
Card Reader Issues.

In Ise/Orun

L.G.A: Ise/Orun
Ward; 5
P:U: 05
Time: 8:01am
Armed officer sighted.

In Ekiti West

L.G.A: Ekiti East
Ward: 9
P:U: 2
Time: 8:45am
Security personnel present(police and NSCDC)
Voting has commenced
Voting is reported not seem discreet enough as party agents are too close to ballot point.

L.G.A: Èkìtì West
Ward; 11
P:U 012
Time: 9.03
Ad-hoc staff on ground
1 Security personnel present
Things are going on smoothly here. Accreditation and voting going on, hitch free so far.

In Ikere

L.G.A: Ikere
Ward; 5
P:U: 001 Ekuasa
Time: 8:00am
Accreditation is about to start.

L.G.A: Ikere
Ward: 7
P:U: 001
Time: 9:03 am
Accreditation and Voting has commenced.
Registered voters and 5 Security Personnel, and Party agents on ground.

In Aramoko

At Aramoko, INEC headquarters, over 50 police officers stranded, no arrangement to transport them to their various polling units and cannot locate their units.

In Oye

L.G.A: Oye
Ward: 6
P:U: 4
Time: 8:16am
INEC staff present
Security personnel present.
Voting has commenced
Some voters who did not register in the area are trying to vote, security personnel trying to resolve it.

L.G.A: Oye
Ward: 9
P:U:
Time: 9:01am
Card readers are not reflecting thumbprints of voters
INEC is trying to resolve the issue
The voters are calm and the atmosphere is peaceful.

In Ekiti East

L.G.A: Ekiti East
Ward; 9
P:U: 2
Time: 8:44am
Voting has commenced
Voting and accreditation are taking place simultaneously
Turnout estimated at over 100 people.
Voting is reported discreet.

In Ekiti South West

L.G.A: Ekiti South West
Ward: Federal Housing Estate
P:U: 002
Time: 8:51am
INEC and security personnel present
Verification of names and voting commenced commenced simultaneously.

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