Voting supplies and vote boxes have been taken from Oredo Ward 4 unit 42 on Butcher Street in Edo state by suspected political thugs.
Videos posted on social media purport to show the thugs chasing away election officials who had taken refuge in a home on Lagos Street. Also, according to media accounts, when INEC personnel were getting ready to work, the attackers arrived with a gun to take the voting materials.
In response to the rumour that INEC officials had visited his polling place, the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, told reporters: “We need to reconfirm that narrative. Snatching a ballot box that doesn’t contain any ballot papers doesn’t make any sense. We’ll investigate and confirm that.
But I am confident because we made adequate preparations to ensure that every polling unit has at least five security personnel.
“It is too early to make any conclusive statement, two hours into voting. We are going to go round and see what is going on across the state,” he added
Situation Report: leave this place if you're not gonna vote for APC: This is happening right now at Fehintola Giwa Street Aguda, Surulere, Lagos state. They are asking people who won’t vote APC should go home.— Lifeissues11 (@AGINAS) February 25, 2023
What's going on INEC, we need explanation.
Peter Obi of Labour Party pic.twitter.com/wVvsDdaVWc