Obviously, there can be no elections in Nigeria without an incident. A Solider claimed seeing ballot papers meant for Wednesday’s Edo State governorship election in a police van in Etsako Central Local Government Area according to reports from Punch.
The soldier said the materials were removed from one of the polling units.
“I saw police officers in a van stuffed with ballot papers. We asked the driver to stop but they refused to stop. We are still searching for them.”
There were also reports of commotion in Unit 7, Ward 3 in Igiode village, Etsako East Local Government Area after a senator allegedly gave money to some voters at the polling unit.
Punch reported that when it visited the polling unit, the voters were engaged in heated arguments over how to share the money.
The disagreement disrupted voting, forcing the policemen deployed in the unit to act.
At Unit 5, Ward 4 in the Etsako Central Local Government Area, the same was observed.
One of the voters said that they got N1,000 each from some politicians “to vote”.
He, however, did not mention the names of the politicians who gave them the money.
Although one of the voters, Evelyn Igbafe, said voting was peaceful at the polling unit, our correspondent learnt that ballot papers meant for the unit were carted away but later returned.