Voting took place inside the compound of the All Progressives Congress’ candidate for Rivers South East senatorial district, Magnus Abe, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report.
Mr. Abe’s house is located at Bera, Gokana Local Government Area, LGA.
The materials used for the voting exercise held in his compound are believed to be those meant for his unit 10, Ward 16, Bera, Gokana LGA.
It appeared voters cooperated with the politician as they thronged the compound to vote.
As the voting progressed, there were scores of security operatives, including soldiers and police officers in the compound.
People whose identity could not be verified were in charge of the exercise, while those who were confirmed to be INEC staff just hung around the compound holding trivial discussions with aides of Mr. Abe.
Among them, there was a corps member and two others who wore INEC vests.
As the voting went on underway inside Mr. Abe’s compound, 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. INEC personnel were also there.
The materials were reportedly hijacked with guns.
“I told them I go bring them (the materials), dem say I no fit, now we done carry them come,” a fiercely looking young man was heard boasting, apparently taking pleasure in leading the action of hijacking voting materials.