Some thugs have reportedly hijacked and destroyed voting materials meant for the House of Assembly election in Wards 2, 3, 4 and 5 in constituency five of the Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Governor Douye Diri has strongly condemned the act, according to his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah.
The governor urged the Inspector General of Police and Commissioner of Police for Bayelsa state to restore peace in the area.
Meanwhile, accreditation and voting were yet to start at wards polling units 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 in Atissa Constituency, Yenagoa LGA of Bayelsa State as of 9 am.
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Our correspondent observed that INEC officials and balloting materials had yet to leave the Atissa RAC as of 8:45 am.
Buses and other vehicles were seen being loaded with voting materials to depart for polling units in the area.