Nigeria is at the polls today casting their votes to choose the next set of national leaders for 2015 – 2019.
Throughout this period we shall publish events and updates on what is going on around the country as Nigerians vote;
Unconfirmed reports from Imo State indicate that the Imo Information Commissioner has been arrested by the military. It is alleged he insisted that materials should be complete before commencement of voting.
Governor Chibuike Amaechi Saturday morning refused to be accredited for the elections in his Ubima ward, Ikwerre local government area saying result sheets were missing.among items the Independent National Electoral Commission came with for the exercise.
Former governor of Rivers state, Dr Peter Odili also lamented the failure of card reader machines in Ward 14, Unit 25, Ogba Egbert Ndoni local government area.
Former Chief of Staff, Government House and candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC for the Obio Akpor federal constituency, Rivers state said result sheets were missing in all the 17 wards in the local government area.
Following reports that accredited INEC officials were restricted and stopped by some soldiers from conducting their lawful duties in parts of Edo North, Governor Adams Oshiomhole said the report is shocking as electoral officials should not be restricted on their own day.
In a suspected Boko Haram attack on polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday two people were killed, residents and an election official told AFP.
The attacks happened in the villages of Birin Bolawa and Birin Fulani in the Nafada district of Gombe state, which has been repeatedly targeted by the Islamists.
An election official, who requested anonymity, said: “We could hear the gunmen shouting, ‘Didn’t we warn you about staying away from (the) election?’”
Blast goes off in a car near a polling station in Enugu. Meanwhile The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged corps members participating in the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Enugu State to remain calm as their safety had been guaranteed.