Sporadic shooting and ballot snatching reportedly characterized voting in some polling units in Ologbo, a riverine community in Ikpoba-Okha LGA and Ward 9 in Egor LGAs during Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state.
Security agencies were said to have been drafted to the areas to maintain order and restore peace in the locality. A source said there was massive inducement of voters in Egor LGA particularly in Ward 9, Unit 11,12,13 &14.
He alleged that supporters of the APC had been trooping to a popular recreational centre along Okhoro road in the area, where they are paid a token of N5,000 after voting for the party.
Some youths who expressed sadness over the development threatened to set INEC vehicle on fire in the ward, alleging conspiracy on the part of INEC with the APC in the area.
Ologbo community was not rid of violence as there was a report of snatching of ballot boxes characterized in the area, with at least one person reported shot dead in the area.
Another incident of violence that resulted in the killing of one in ward 8 in Ikpoba-Okha LGA was gathered to have occurred during voting following an attempt by the deceased to disrupt the exercise in the area.