Voting took place inside the compound of Magnus Abe, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Rivers south-east senatorial district, in today’s rerun election, Premium Times reports.
According to the report, voting materials used in his compound were gotten from his unit 10, ward 16, Bera, Gokana local government area. Abe’s house is located at Bera, Gokana LGA.
It was gathered that the voters, security operatives and INEC officials co-operated with the politician to conduct the election in his compound. The report added that people whose identity could not be identified conducted the voting exercise while a corps member and two others who wore INEC vests watched on, holding discussion with aides of Abe.
Scores of security operatives, including soldiers and police officers ensured the exercise went on smoothly in the politician’s compound. Shortly after the voting ended, heavily armed men led two buses and a pick-up truck to the compound.
The vehicles were loaded with already used voting materials including ballot boxes. The materials were said to have been hijacked with guns. Read our live reports, news updates and pictures from the Rivers rerun election