Many Feared Dead As Violence And Malpractices Mar Rivers Elections

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It is a black day in Rivers State as the Presidential and National Assembly elections turn bloody with many PDP members shot dead by the military in Akuku Toru Local Government Area.

In addition, reports from other parts of the state show a pattern of organised violence and shootings in some cases with the military, Police and APC as the main actors.

A statement issued by the Rivers State PDP Director of Information and Communications Emma Okah described the situation as barbaric and appalling, coming after the people of Rivers State had complained aloud about the threats of rigging, intimidation and violence hanging over their heads.

Reports so far received show that in Bonny LGA, the Army and police stopped distribution of materials to the units.
In Ahoada West LGA, materials for ward 4 were hijacked by Hon Asita to his house.
In Andoni LGA, only 3 wards received materials.
In Degema LGA, materials meant for a section of the LGA were hijacked.
In Asari Toru LGA, materials meant for a section of the LGA were not distributed while soldiers and officers of FSARS were going about disrupting voting.
In Okrika LGA, voting materials for 4 wards were hijacked.

In Gokana LGA, thugs came in military trucks and carted away voting materials in units 5, 16 and 17.

We will give you further situation report as we receive them.


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