Plateau LG polls: PDP, APGA youth clash

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The Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, voted at about 1:30 p.m.

There was a clash between youth of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, disrupting the ongoing Plateau State Local Government elections in parts of Vom, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Some of the voters were injured in the clash and are being hospitalised at Vom Christian hospital.

The governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, cast his vote at about 1:30 p.m. at his La-Duradu A Ward. He said the turnout of voters was impressive and added that adequate preparations have been made in terms of security.

PREMIUM TIMES, however, observed low turnouts of voters in most polling booths visited. Elections went on peacefully in those places.

A national observer with Civil Right for Good Governance, Philomina Okakpu, who monitored the election in Riyom and Jos South Local Government Area acknowledged that in polling units visited, the elections were peaceful.

There were also allegations by the party agents of APGA and the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the party agents of the PDP indulged in rigging.

According to an APC polling agent at Darangi Chigwe ward of Jos South, Nyango Bari, electoral materials brought to the polling unit were not equivalent to the number of registered voters.

“The materials brought here are not enough. The number of registered voters and the accredited voters today are more than the materials brought here,” he said.

An APGA agent monitoring the election in Bachi Davou polling unit alleged that some electoral materials allocated to the polling unit were taken out of the unit by a non-accredited vehicle.

“PDP are planning to rig this election, one car without the approved electoral duty sticker came in here before you people arrived and carried away some electoral materials without our knowledge of where
they are going to, so we suspect rigging,” he said.

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