23 February 2019
As voting commences across the country for president and the national assembly, an eyewitness in Abonnema, Rivers State reported: “A Sienna vehicle with APC [All Progressives Congress] thugs drives into a polling area accompanied by security men…brandishing all manner of weapons. Shooting and scaring the crowd away. Polling zone is a ghost town now”.
He added: “Meanwhile all the INEC [Independent National Electoral Commission] adhoc arrived there to see that all their names have been substituted with alternative names whose identities are unknown.”
The witness said that he had asked his relative who is an INEC “adhoc” official “not risk his life for the ‘small money’ to be paid”. But “asides the ‘small money’, they also hope to get the ‘bribes’ coming from all political parties trying to get them to do the wrong thing.”