Bayelsa rerun: Violence, ballot snatching threaten poll again — See More Poll Results

The ongoing Bayelsa governorship election rerun is being threatened once more by violence, incidents of ballot snatching, despite assurances by security agencies and appeals by several stakeholders for peace.

The ongoing Bayelsa governorship election rerun is being threatened once more by violence, incidents of ballot snatching, despite assurances by security agencies and appeals by several stakeholders for peace.

The supplementary election is taking place in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and 102 polling units across six other local government areas of the state.

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Ahead of the poll, in the early hours of Thursday, there was a bomb attack on the house of the Speaker, Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr. Konbowei Benson, in Korokorosie, Southern Ijaw LGA.

Although voting commenced peacefully in several polling units, as of midday, there had been several reported incidents of violence with electoral materials yet to arrive at some polling units.

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