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#EkitiDecides#Situation Reports From Polling Booths In Wards And LGAs (LIVE UPDATE)

Voters from several polling booths in different wards across the 16 local governments in Ekiti have trooped out to participate in choosing the state’s next governor.

Here are reports according to Situation Room, a Platform of Civil Society Organizations working on Elections, Good governance and other issues in Nigeria.

In Emure

L.G.A: Emure PU 002 Time: 8:30 -Accreditation Ongoing -Voting Ongoing -Setup Guarantees Ballot Secrecy.

L.G.A: Emure PU 002 Time: 8:33 An Elderly woman being assisted to cast her vote.

L.G.A: Emure Ward: 03 P:U: 004 Time: 9:00am -Process going smoothly. -Personnel on ground include 2 Civil Defence, 4 police officers, 2 party agents.

L.G.A: Emure Ward: 3 P:U: 004 Time: 9:00 am A Patrol team of Mobile policemen spotted.

In Ado Ekiti

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Farm settlement P:U: 12 Time: 8:25am No INEC staff present No election material in sight Security personnel present(police and customs) Large voter turn out.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ado J Okesa PU 002 Time: 7:55 INEC have arrive. Security personnel are on ground. Set up has started. Lots of people waiting. There are 5 voting points here.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: St Michael Ajilosun P:U: 002 Time: 8:15am INEC staff present Ad-hoc staff present Security personnel present Large voter turnout Accreditationof voters commenced at 8:15.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Ado-Ekiti P:U: 021 Time: 8:30am INEC staff arrived with election materials at 8:30am alongside security.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Irona P:U: 006 Time: 8:41am INEC staff present Voting and accreditation commenced at 8:39 Security personnel present Large voter turnout.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Ado Garage, Sawmill Ikere P:U: 009 Time: 8:41am INEC and security personnel present Accreditation of voters and voting commenced at 8:40am

Federal Housing Okela Ado Ward: 7 P:U: 2 Time: 8:36 am Priority is being given to the pregnant and nursing mothers.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Federal Housing Estate P:U: 2 Time: 9:01am INEC arrived at 9:11am Verification of names and voting commenced almost immediately.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Irona P:U: 2a and 2b Time: 8:51am INEC and security personnel present. As at 8:46 card readers malfunctioned although INEC promised to resolve the issue.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: Irona P:U: 005 Time: 9:30 INEC and security personnel present. Report of some party agents trying to influence voters choice. Report of some voters refusing to comply with instructions of security personnel.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: 009 P:U: 001 Time: 9:18am INEC and security personnel present. The card readers are not working due to network issues. The area has low network coverage.

L.G.A: Ado-Ekiti Ward: 009 P:U: 001 Time: 9:55am INEC and security personnel present. The card readers were earlier not working due to network issues but have started working but the process is reportedly slow.

In Ifelodun/Irepodun
L.G.A: Ifelodun/Irepodun Ward: Igede-Ekiti P:U: 015 Time: 8:23am Card reader malfunctioned rejecting PVC of voters. INEC staff unable to verify and resolve the issue.

L.G.A: Irepodun/Ifelodun Ward: Peru’s Compound P:U: 001 Time: 8:53am Voter accreditation and voting commenced Very large voter turnout.

Voting ongoing at: Irepodun/ifelodun local government ward II as at 9:14am, polling unit 13/13/06/015. 2 party agents pdp and apc and unarmed security men sighted.

L.G.A: Irepodun/Ifelodun Ward: Iworoko P:U: 004 & 005 Time: 8:00am Verification of names and voting commenced simultaneously at 8:00am Large voter turnout.

L.G.A: Irepodun/Ifelodun Ward: Court hall P:U: 001 Time: 8:53am INEC and security personnel present Verification of names and voting commenced commenced simultaneously at 8:53am.

L.G.A: Irepodun/Ifelodun Ward: Irona P:U: 2a and 2b Time: 9:31am INEC and security personnel present. Verification and voting commenced at 8:39am Good voter turnout

In Ido Osi
L.G.A: Ido-Osi Ward; 11 P:U: 11 Time: 8:23am Centre is peaceful. High voter turnout.

L.G.A: Ido-Osi Ward; Ward 1 P:U: 12 Time: 8:15am INEC staff present Ad-hoc staff present Security personnel present(police and NSCDC) No voter in sight.

L.G.A: Irdo-Osi Ward; Ward 1 P:U: 12 Time: 8:15am INEC staff present Ad-hoc staff present Security personnel present(police and NSCDC) No voter in sight.

L.G.A: Ido-Osi Ward; Iworoko P:U: 9, 11 Time: 8am INEC staff just arrived Ad-hoc staff present Security personnel present(police and NSCDC) Voters are present.

In Ekiti West
L.G.A: Èkìtì West Ward; Arámọkọ 3/Erio P:U 014 Time: 8.10 INEC staff absent Ad-hoc staff on ground 3 Security personne, 2 party agents present. Accreditation ongoing. Card Reader Issues.

In Ise/Orun
L.G.A: Ise/Orun Ward; 5 P:U: 05 Time: 8:01am Armed officer sighted.

L.G.A: Ise Orun Ward: Irona P:U: 009 Time: 9:00am INEC arrived at about 8:50am Voting materials have arrived and voting is about to commence

In Ekiti West
L.G.A: Ekiti East Ward: 9 P:U: 2 Time: 8:45am Security personnel present(police and NSCDC) Voting has commenced Voting is reported not seem discreet enough as party agents are too close to ballot point.

L.G.A: Èkìtì West Ward; 11 P:U 012 Time: 9.03 Ad-hoc staff on ground 1 Security personnel present Things are going on smoothly here. Accreditation and voting going on, hitch free so far.

In Ikere
L.G.A: Ikere Ward; 5 P:U: 001 Ekuasa Time: 8:00am Accreditation is about to start.

L.G.A: Ikere Ward: 7 P:U: 001 Time: 9:03 am Accreditation and Voting has commenced. Registered voters and 5 Security Personnel, and Party agents on ground.

In Aramoko
At Aramoko, INEC headquarters, over 50 police officers stranded, no arrangement to transport them to their various polling units and cannot locate their units.

In Oye
L.G.A: Oye Ward: 6 P:U: 4 Time: 8:16am INEC staff present Security personnel present. Voting has commenced Some voters who did not register in the area are trying to vote, security personnel trying to resolve it.

L.G.A: Oye Ward: 9 P:U: Time: 9:01am Card readers are not reflecting thumbprints of voters INEC is trying to resolve the issue The voters are calm and the atmosphere is peaceful.

L.G.A: Oye Ward: 009 P:U: 001 Time: 8:38am INEC and security personnel present arrived at 8:35am.

L.G.A: Oye Ward: 009 P:U: 005 Time: 9:18am Voters are agitated because the card readers are not accepting their thumbprints.

In Ekiti East
L.G.A: Ekiti East Ward; 9 P:U: 2 Time: 8:44am Voting has commenced Voting and accreditation are taking place simultaneously Turnout estimated at over 100 people. Voting is reported discreet.

L.G.A: Ekiti East Ward: 003 P:U: 4 Time: 9:06am Voting started at 8:32am Authentication has failed on several card readers Electoral officer contacted INEC and received assistance with the card readers The process of voting is going slowly

In Ekiti South West
L.G.A: Ekiti South West Ward: Federal Housing Estate P:U: 002 Time: 8:51am INEC and security personnel present Verification of names and voting commenced commenced simultaneously.

9:03am
L.G.A: Ekiti West Ward: 1 P:U: 012 Time: 9:03am INEC Staff absent Adhoc Staff present 1 security personnel present Accreditation and voting going on hitch free.

9:13 am
At ikere ward 11 unit 1,785 registered voters, 7 security personnel present. Accreditation and voting commenced at 8am.

INEC Update at 9:38am
INEC says voting ongoing with large turn out and voters generally conducting themselves in an orderly manner.

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