KogiDecides: Voters express worry in Ayingba over late arrival of electoral materials

Hundreds of voters who had trooped out as early as possible willing to cast their votes in Ayingba, the busiest community in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi East Senatorial District, have expressed worry over late arrival of electoral materials.

The voters had approached a bus occupied by men of the State Security Service (SSS) while subjecting the vehicle conveying our reporter to thorough search, expressing their frustration at the development.

As at 8:20am, electoral materials and the accompanying officers are yet to leave the registration area centres (RAC) located inside Our Lady of Schools, Ayingba, for their polling units.

The RAC houses officers and materials meant for 54 polling units in the town.

The assistant polling officer III for Polling Unit 021, who identified himself simply as Momoh, said they were waiting for vehicles to convey them to the unit.

The registration centre, which is heavily guarded by police officers and officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), is located along the road leading to Dekina town, the local government area’s headquarters.

The electoral officer for the local government, Haliru Haruna, could not be reached as at the time of filing this report, to know whether the development will alter when the election will be rounded off in the affected areas.

Coronavirus factsheet


PT Mag Campaign AD

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application