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06:07

7 states exempted from Saturday’s governorship polls

06:17

7 key governorship candidates contesting in Imo, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna

06:19

INEC replaces burnt I98 Smart Card Readers in Akwa Ibom, says polls proceed as scheduled

06:36

Colour of ballot boxes to be used for March 9, 2019 Governorship, State House of Assembly and FCT Area Council Elections. 👇

06:39

INEC says snatching and destruction of election materials is an electoral offence which attracts 24 months imprisonment.

07:13

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu says he is ready for the elections.

07:17

The Gubernatorial elections kick off in a few hours and we would like to know what's happening in your area.

Share your stories with us by either tagging us on your posts and using the #PulseEyeWitness hashtag.

07:59

State: Akwa Ibom

LGA: Uyo

Ward: 6

PU: 12

Voting materials have arrived. Voters and officials are ready.

08:00

State: Lagos

LGA: Ikorodu

Ward: 14

PU: 001

INEC officials and voting materials have arrived but voters yet to turn up.

08:01

State: Kaduna

LGA: Igabi

Ward: Birnin yero

PU: Birnin yero gari 18/04/04/001

INEC Official & Materials arrived by 7:00am. Party agents also present at the PU.

08:02

INEC says the use of smart card reader is compulsory.

08:06

State: Ebonyi

Army reportedly preventing observers from moving round the state to observe the process.

08:07

State: Nasarawa; LGA: Nasarawa; P.U: Nasarawa Central Gariku

Election Materials have arrived and INEC officials are present.

08:09

State: Ekiti, LGA: Ado Ekiti, Ward: 1 PU: 01

PU has been set-up by INEC officials. However, voting yet to commence.

08:13

Polling unit set up and waiting for Voters

08:15

INEC Polling officials and Security Agents already at their polling Centres waiting for commencement time at Ogbomosho South, Anambra East & West LGA in Anambra State and Etsako West RA04 PU 002 respectively

08:17

State: Ekiti, Ward: 9, PU: 08

Voting about to commence.

08:17

State: Ekiti, LGA: Ado Ekiti, Ward: 1, PU: 06

INEC officials arranging the cubicle.

08:17

State:Anambra, LGA : Anaocha, Ward :Ichida 2 , Pu:002 Ajani village Hall Ichida, Ward 2

INEC officials done with setting of tables & cubicle. No Security personnel yet. Only 10 voters on the queue.

08:23

State: Nasarawa, LGA: Nasarawa, P.U: Nasarawa Central Girku

Election Materials have arrived and INEC officials are present.

08:25

State:Anambra, LGA: Oyi, Ward: 4, PU: 002

INEC officials seated already with Security personnel though voting yet to commence.

08:26

State: Anambra, LG: Orumba North, Ward: Oko l, PU: 04/19/14/005

INEC officials arrived at 7:10am. Security personnel present. Voting has commenced.

08:28

State: Sokoto, LGA: Dange Shuni, P.U: Amanawa Primary School-010

INEC officials are on ground and voting to commence shortly.

08:28

State: Ondo, LGA: Oke-Aro, Ward: 08, P.U: 004

Voting has commenced and going on peacefully.

08:36

State: Anambra, LGA: Idemili North, Ward: Oraukwu, PU: 009

 INEC officials and a Policeman arrived the polling unit by 7:54am. There are no tables and chairs for the voting to commence.

 Voters yet to turn up

08:37

State: Niger, LGA: Munya, Ward:Kuchi, P.U: 001

 INEC officials and election materials are absent.

08:38

State: Anambra State, LGA: Dunukofia, Ward: Awka, PU: 010 & 011

 INEC officials and election materials arrived by 6:30am. 1 security personnel present. Accreditation and voting started by 8:05am.

08:41

State: Enugu, LGA: Agwu, Ward: Ihe, P.U: 11 & 12

Accreditation and voting has commenced. INEC officials arrived early.

2 policemen are present.

08:42

STATE: Anambra, LGA: Awka South, WARD: Agu oka, PU: 02

Voting area has been setup and few electorates are at the polling unit. One police officer present.

However, Smart Card Reader refusing to authenticate PVCs.

08:43

State: Ebonyi, LGA: Afikpo, Ward: Ohaisu ward B, PU: 003 -Amangballa village square 1

 INEC officials and election materials have not arrived the PU.

08:44

State: Imo, LGA: Aboh Mbaise, Ward:Umugwu, P.U: Ezuhu 008.

 1 INEC official has arrived, Voting is yet to commence and there are no security officials present.

08:44

State: Sokoto, LGA: Sokoto North, Ward: Magagingiri, P.U: 008

Reported case of card reader failure. Mild displeasure from voters as

 INEC officials tried helping some persons to vote.

08:50

State: Nasarawa, LGA: Nasarawa Eggon, Ward: Wakama, PU:008

INEC officials and election materials arrived at about 7:30am. Voting has commenced.

08:51

State: Taraba, LGA: Wukari, Ward: Avyi, P.U: Saint Mary Primary School.

 INEC officials arrived on time and voting commenced promptly.

Only 2 party agents present.

08:51

State: Nasarawa, LGA: Karu State, Ward: 011, P.U: 006

INEC staff arrived on time. Voting is about to commence

08:53

Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai arrives his polling unit set to vote.

08:53

State: Ebonyi, LGA: Afikpo North, Ward: Ohaisu Ward B-09, PU: 005

 INEC officials arrived at 8:37AM with election materials. 2 Security Personnel present.

08:55

State: Sokoto, Ward: Shagari, P.U: 001 

Party Agents appear to be trying to influence voters decisions.

08:55

State: Nasarawa, LGA: Karu State, Ward: 011, P.U: 006 

INEC staff arrived on time. Voting is about to commence

08:56

State: Osun , LGA: Ayedaade, Ward: 04, PU: 007 

INEC officials arrive 6.45 am

08:57

State: Rivers , LGA: Ikwerre, Ward: 07 

PU: 05

INEC officials yet to arrived at the PU.

08:58

State: Niger , LGA: Rafi, Ward:Kagara Gari, P.U: 010 

Voting and accreditation ongoing peacefully.

09:00

Pulse crew currently at Okunnu polling unit 019, Lateef Jakande, Ikoyi, Lagos state where APC governorship candidate, Jide Sanwo-Olu will be voting.

09:02

Vote buying reportedly going on at the centenary hall in Abeokuta South LGA of Ogun state.

09:03

Singer, Timi Dakolo set to cast his vote.

09:03

State: Sokoto , LGA: illela, Ward: Damba 

INEC officials arrived PU on time and voting commenced by 8.10 am. However, party agents complained that ballot papers brought are less than no. of registered voters in the PU.

09:04

State: Anambra, LGA: Oyi, Ward: 4 Nteje, PU: 002 State Primary school.  

Voting has commenced. Security personnel present.

09:06

Delta state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa arrives his Polling Unit at Omi Primary School, Owa-Alero, Agbor. Set to cast his vote.

09:06

State: Benue , LGA: Gwer West, Ward: Ikyaghew, PU; 09 

Accreditation & Voting going on smoothly.

09:07

PU: 009 , State: Benue, LGA: Makurdi, Ward: Clerk/Market 

INEC officials arrived at 6:15 am . Set up of polling booths was completed at 6:30 am.

Voting and Accreditation commenced at 8:00 am and is relatively peaceful.

09:10

At PU007, Central School, Nkwerre LGA of Imo state, a few voters are hanging around but accreditation is yet to commence.

One of the voters, Christian Ogejiofor, tells TheCable that Uche Nwosu will win the election but he won’t vote until he is paid.

09:10

State: Taraba , LGA: Gassol, Ward: Mugun Biyu, P.U: Shanul Central Primary School. 

Voting and accreditation ongoing peacefully. Security agents are present. 

Party agents also present.

09:10

PU: 002 , State: Kogi State, LGA: Kabba/Bunu, Ward: Okekoko 

Voting and Accreditation ongoing peacefully.

09:11

Unconfirmed video from #PulseEyeWitness shows protests at RAC 4 in Ikota Primary school over the refusal of INEC officials to release the money given to ad-hoc staff .

09:13

State: Sokoto, LGA: Binji, Ward: 07, PU: 03 

The Smart Card Reader brought by INEC officials was not configured for the PU. 

All PVCs have not been authenticated by the Card Reader.

09:14

State: Ebonyi , LGA: Afikpo North, Ward:Ohaisu Ward B Afikpo, P.U: 003( Amangbala village square) 

INEC officials yet to arrive at the polling unit.

09:15

PU: 004 , State: Niger State, LGA: Lavun, Ward: Dabban 

INEC officials and election materials arrived at 7:25 am.

Voting and Accreditation exercise is yet to commence.

09:15

State: Ondo , LGA: Akure, Ward: Oba-ile - 02, PU: 02 

Two party agents without the official INEC identification insisting to sign as agents for the PU.  

Police officers trying to restore order.

09:16

Primary school containing electoral materials reportedly set ablaze in Benue

09:18

State: Zamfara , LGA: Kaura Namoda, Ward: S/Baura/S/Mafara, PU: 012 

No INEC officials and election materials. Security Personnel and voters are patiently waiting.

09:19

State: Lagos, LGA: Kosofe, Ward: Anthony Village 

INEC officials are protesting at Unity High School, they are protesting non-payment of allowances to ad-hoc staff.

09:20

State: Kogi , LGA: Adavi, Ward: Adavi-Eba, PU: 012 

INEC officials arrived on time by 7.35 am and voting commenced by 8.00 am.

09:21

State: Kogi , LGA: Yagba East, Ward: Hedo, PU: 003 

Voting going on smoothly. Security personnel present.

09:22

State: Taraba , LGA: Gashaka, Ward: Garbadi, P.U: Ubec Primary School. 

Voting just commenced.

09:23

State: Abia , LGA: Aba North, Ward: Umuola, PU: 21 

Accreditation and Voting are in Progress . 4 Security Personnel are present.

Card Readers are working.

09:26

State: Niger , LGA: Wushishi, Ward: Kanwuri, PU: 002 

INEC officials arrived PU by 6.20 am. Accreditation and Voting commenced by 8.52 am.

09:27

State: Kogi , LGA: Kabba Bunu, Ward:Odo-Ape, P.U: 002 

Voting and accreditation commenced at 8:12 am.

09:28

State: Kogi , LGA: Kogi, Ward: Odaki-Koton Karfe, PU: 003 

Voting going on smoothly. Security personnel present. though lots of voters yet to turn out.

09:29

President Buhari casts his vote at the Kofar Baru 003 polling unit in Daura, Katsina State.

09:29

State: Lagos, LGA: Badagry, Ward:Ibiye, P.U: EC 30A 

INEC officials are absent. Security officials are present. Low voter turnout as at this time.

09:32

Voters ready to vote at Babajide Sanwo-Olu's polling unit in Ikoyi.

09:33

Car reader not working at Polling Unit 09, Ikoyi 2. INEC officials have gone to get another one.

09:36

Former Lagos Deputy Governor, Femi Pedro speaking to newsmen at his polling unit in Ikoyi, Lagos state.

09:37

State: Imo State , LGA: Mbaitoli, Ward: Orojo, P.U: 012 

INEC Staff just arrived. Voting is yet to commence. 

No Security officials at the Polling Unit.

09:44

State: Anambra , LGA: Anaocha, Ward: Ichida 2, Pu: 002 Ajani village Hall Ichida  

Voting has commenced in the PU. Security personnel present.

09:45

Card reader malfunction at PU9, Ilapa, Akoko LGA of Ondo state.

09:45

State: Zamfara, LGA: Namoda, Ward: Kyam Baruwa, P.U: 002 & 013 

INEC staff on ground . Voting has commenced.

09:46

State: Anambra, LGA: Anambra west, Ward: oromatiti Anam, PU: 002 umuosodi  

Card reader is not working and voting has stopped.

09:48

INEC officials complain that 4 sheets of ballot papers are missing at PU 2B, ward 11, Itak, Ikono LGA of Akwa-Ibom state.

 An ad-hoc staff says the matter has been reported to the commission.

09:49

At the Ikota Primary School, in Lekki, Lagos, election officials are yet to move to their polling units as they are protesting the deduction of their allowances from ₦10,000 to ₦5000.

INEC Hotlines
09:50

State: Imo State , LGA: Mbaitoi, Ward: Orogo, P.U: 012 

Voting not commenced because 17 sheets are missing from every pack of ballot papers brought by INEC.

09:50

State: Anambra. LGA: Nnewi. Ward: 2. PU: 10

Ballot papers are incomplete and the voters of the PU have stated they would not vote unless the remaining ballot papers are brought.

09:53

Voting has commenced at Governor Okorocha’s PU002, Ekenta Market Square, Ogboko 2 ward, Ideato South LGA of Imo state.

 However, INEC officials are complaining about the low voter turnout. Okorocha is yet to cast his vote.

09:53

State: Anambra State, LGA: Nnewi, Ward: Amichi II, P.U: 010 

Ballot papers brought by officials of INEC are incomplete and voters are refusing to vote until the ballot papers are complete.

09:55

INEC office reportedly set ablaze on Ebonyi state by suspected thugs.

Loveth Odah, police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the incident.

09:55

State: Gombe, LGA: Akko, Ward: Garko, P.U: 0028 - Tumfue 

Voting and accreditation is ongoing smoothly. However, person with disabilities are not given priority as they struggle on the same queue with every one else.

09:55

State: Imo State , LGA: Aboh Mbaise, Ward: Umuhu, P.U: Ehuzu Town Hall (008) 

 INEC Officials just arrived.

10:00

State: Imo State, LGA: Owerri West, Ward: Irete/Orogwe, P.U: 008

Accreditation and Voting commenced at 8:45 am

10:00

State: Imo State , LGA: Owerri West, Ward: Irete/Orogwe, P.U: 008

Accreditation and Voting commenced at 8:45 am.

10:01

State: Ondo , LGA: Idanre, Ward: Irowo Ward 6, P.U: 006 

Party agents are fighting due to some of them attempting to help voters to vote.

Reported cases of vote buying by part agents.

10:04

Oluremi Tinubu engaging a voter.

10:05

State: Kebbi , LGA: Danko Wasagu, Ward:Danko/Maga, P.U: Danko Fada 012 

Reported cases of vote buying. Security personnel are present but not doing anything to stop the vote buying.

10:06

State: Kogi State , LGA: Ijumu, Ward: Odokoro, P.U: 004 

INEC Staff and material arrived at 6:45 am, Setup of polling booths were completed at 7:50 am.

Voting and Accreditation exercises commenced at 8:00 am.

Voting is peaceful.

10:08

Pictures from a polling unit in Oniru, where voting has just started.

10:09

Card reader not working at PU06, Naraguta, Jos North LGA of Plateau state.

An INEC official at the polling unit said the card reader failed and they took it to the RAC centre in Angwan Rogo.

10:11

 Itoro Columba, chairman of Ikono LGA in Akwa-Ibom state is being photographed by his aides around the voting cubicle at PU 2, ward 11, Itak.

This violates INEC guidelines.

10:11

State: Benue, LGA: Vandelkya, Ward: Tsambe,

P.U: 011 

Voting and Accreditation exercise commenced at 7:30 am.

Voting is ongoing peacefully.

10:12

APC guber candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu yet to arrive his polling unit.

10:12

State: Plateau State , LGA: Wase, Ward: Danbiran Ward, P.U: Kauran Sarki West PU 11 

INEC officials arrived at exactly 7:05 with 3 security personnel.

10:13

State: Benue, LGA: Gwer West, Ward: Aliade Town, P.U: 001, 002 and 003 

INEC officials arrived before 8:00 am, voting commenced at 8:00 am and is going on peacefully.

10:15

State: Lagos , LGA: Ikorodu, Ward: 15, PU: 03 

Voting is yet to commence.

10:16

State: Adamawa , LGA: Numan, Ward: Numan III, P.U: Makera 

Incomplete ballot papers where delivered at the PU.

Party agents insist voting will not commence until its completed

INEC Staff have returned to State HQ.

10:18

State: Gombe , LGA: Akko, Ward: Tumu, P.U: 010. 

INEC officials arrived before 8:00 am. Voting commenced at 8:00 am and is going on peacefully.

Security agents are present.

10:19

State: Lagos , LGA: Ikorodu, Ward: 15, PU: 03 

Voting is yet to commence.

10:20

State: Akwa Ibom , LGA: Eket, Ward: 04  

PU: 04

Accreditation and voting in progress. Security persons around and unarmed.

10:20

State: Ebonyi , LGA: Ezza North, Ward: 2, PU: 02 

Election materials set on fire by political thugs.

10:21

State: Ebonyi , LGA: Ezza North, Ward: Oriuzo Ward 

No election in the entire ward as there are INEC officials or election materials deployed to the Ward.

10:22

State: Rivers , LGA: Omuanwa, Ward: 7, P.U: 6 

Hoodlums attempted to attack the polling unit but security agents present defused the situation. Everything is under control.

10:23

State: Akwa Ibom, LGA: Uyo, Ward: 6, P.U: 012 

Reports of fighting amongst citizens which affected the voting process, the security agents got involved and everything has returned to normalcy.

10:24

State: Lagos, LGA: Ojo, Ward: B, P.U: 027 

 INEC officials and materials are absent.

10:25

State: Lagos , LGA: Agege, Ward: 03 

In Agege RAC, INEC ad-hoc officers refused to leave the center, report says political actors addressing them now.

10:26

State: Delta, LGA: Aniocha South, Ward: 008, PU: 004 

No security officer present at the PU

Voting has not commenced because of inadequate number of card readers at the PU.

10:26

State: Kebbi, LGA: Koko, Ward: Maga, P.U: 001 

Security agents are absent, there are persons suspected to be hoodlums present and the environment is tensed.

10:27

State: Kebbi State , LGA: Koko, Ward: Maga, P.U: 001

Security agents are absent, there are persons suspected to be hoodlums present and the environment is tensed.

10:34

State: Abia , LGA: Aba South, Ward: Ohazu II 

Voters register booklet for Units 1 - 10, Ohazu II Ward are missing. Voters have refused to vote without the register.

INEC yet to get a new one.

10:34

Unconfirmed eyewitness report says that there is no vehicle to move ad-hoc staff and INEC materials to polling units in Eti-Osa LGA of Lagos state.

10:39

APC Lagos Governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu arrives his polling unit in Ikoyi, set to vote.

10:39

State: Lagos, LGA: Ojo, PU: 048 

Voting has commenced.

Everything is ongoing peacefully.

10:42

Markets open In Edo state despite movement restriction.

10:43

Suspected underage voters spotted at PU 015, ward 04, Shendam LGA ,Plateau state.

10:43

State: Taraba, LGA: Dukku, Ward: Waziri 

P.U: 007.

Voting commenced early and the process has been calm.

10:44

Eyewitness report says there is no INEC officer at Polling Unit: 053A, Amuwo-Odofin Housing Estate, Mile 2, Amuwo-Odofin LGA, Lagos state.

10:46

State: Ondo, LGA: Idanre, Ward: Irowo - 6, PU: 006 

Vote buying going on at the PU by some party agents. Also there are arguments on who should help Voters with disability cast their votes.

10:48

State: Gombe , LGA: Billiri, Ward: Todi, P.U: 001 

There are not enough INEC staff present compared to the number of voters and officials seem overwhelmed at the moment.

10:49

State: Lagos State , LGA: Ojo, Ward: B, PU: 027  

-Voting has commenced and all materials are on ground.

10:49

State: Niger , LGA: Wushishi, Ward: Barwa, PU: 002 

INEC officials and Materials arrived at 7:35 am.

Voting and Accreditation exercise commenced at 8:00 am.

Presence of security personnel.

10:51

State: Ondo , LGA: Ondo West, Ward: 7, PU: 002 

Massive vote buying going on in the PU by party agents with the collusion of the INEC officials.

10:51

State: Benue State, LGA: Otukpo, Ward: Otukpo Town East, P.U: 009 

INEC officials and Material arrived at 7:30 am.

Voting and Accreditation commenced at 8:30 am.

10:52

State: Edo, LGA: Egoro Amede Esan West, Ward: 3, P.U: 7  

Security officials are absent and voters are crowding INEC officials.

10:54

APC governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu casts his vote at his polling unit in Ikoyi, Lagos state.

10:54

State: Edo , LGA: Ikpoba Okha, Ward: 1, PU: 12 

Voters are allowed to vote twice by INEC officials. 

Fingers of voters are not marked by indelible ink.

10:56

State: Sokoto , LGA: Bodinga, Ward: Tauma, P.U: 010 

Security officials seem unable to control the number of voters present.

10:56

State: Imo , LGA: Orlu, Ward: Owerre Ebeiri, P.U: 003 (Eluama Hall 1) 

Controversy over incomplete voting materials. Registered voters are 672 but INEC officials only brought 450 ballot papers.

10:58

State: Edo , LGA: Ovia North East, Ward: Ekosodi, PU: 12 

An agent brought a bag of PVCs to the PU and persons, claiming to be students of UNIBEN, voting with the PVCs. 

The issue has been reported to INEC and the police but nothing has been done.

10:59

Daddy ShowKey casts his vote at his polling unit with his mother

11:00

State: Ebonyi State , LGA: Ezza North, Ward: Umuoghara Ward 2, P.U: 006 

No INEC official and Security agents at this time.

Fire has gutted election materials at the RAC.

Elections not ongoing at the moment.

11:00

State: Imo , LGA: Orlu, Ward: Owerri Ebeiri, P.U: 003 (Eluama Hall 1) 

Controversy over incomplete voting materials. registered voters are 672 but INEC officials only brought 450 ballot papers.

11:06

Thugs reportedly attack EFCC operatives in Benue state after they intercepted cash allegedly meant for vote buying.

11:06

State: Ogun , LGA: Sagamu, Ward: 7, P.U: 006 

Voting and accreditation are ongoing peacefully.

11:07

State: Ogun , LGA: Remo North, Ward: 3, P.U: 005/006 

Voting and accreditation are ongoing peacefully.

Slight disagreement over who to help Persons With Disabilities and the elderly vote. The issue is being resolved by security officials.

11:08

State: Enugu , LGA: Igbo Eze North, Ward: Umuozi 5, PU: 002 

Accreditation and voting is going. however there are hitches with authentication by the card reader. Only 30 persons have voted so far.

11:08

Police woman warns observers not to use their phones to take pictures at Ward: Akanbi IV , PU: 013  in Kwara state.

11:16

Electoral officials attached to polling units in the Ejigbo area of Lagos have staged protest over non-payment of their allowances by INEC.

11:16

State: Anambra, LGA: Akwa South, Ward: Agu Oka 1, P.U: 009 

1 police officer present. Reported case of smart card reader failure .

6 party agents present. Low voter turn out.

11:20

EFCC officials monitoring vote-buying at various voting centre in Edo State.

11:20

State: Gombe , LGA: Billiri, Ward: Tudu Kwaya, PU: 001 

Voting is yet to commence due to missing ballot papers.

Voters insist they wont vote unless the ballot papers are complete.

11:22

State: Sokoto , LGA: Sokoto South, Ward: Gagi C, PU: 003 

A police officer seen assisting a voter cast his ballot paper at the PU.

11:22

State: Gombe , LGA: Billiri, Ward: Tudu Kwaya, PU: 001 

Ballot papers are now complete and voting is ongoing

11:23

State: Borno , LGA: Bama, Ward: Shehuri II, PU: 001-005, Low voter turnout.

11:25

State: Anambra , LGA: Idemili south, Ward: Ezieke hall, PU: 015 

Smart Card reader stopped working over an hour ago.

Voters are waiting for INEC officials to bring new ones.

11:27

State: Enugu , LGA: Enugu North, Ward: Independence Layout, PU: 008 

Voting is ongoing peacefully. Party Agents are present at the PU. 

Security personnel are present.

11:28

State: Niger , LGA: Wushishi, Ward: Barwa, P.U: 006 

Voting and accreditation are ongoing peacefully. INEC officials arrived early  Security agents present.

11:32

State: Sokoto , LGA: Sokoto South, Ward: Gaji C, PU: 001/002/003 

Accreditation and Voting commenced at 8:05 a m.

Security personnel present with a patrol vehicle nearby.

It is rowdy, officials have been crowded by voters.

11:33

State: Anambra , LGA: Nnewi North, Ward: Nnewichi II, PU: 018 

Some party agents have been allowed by the INEC official in charge of the Polling Unit to use other people's PVCs to vote.

11:34

State: Niger, LGA: Rafi, Ward: Sabon Gari, P.U: 005 

Voting and accreditation has started at 8:00 am. Security personnel present.

11:37

Mustapha (Man in red), a security man around Bourdillon was reportedly slapped by Sanwo-Olu's security men for coming too close to the APC governorship candidate 👇

11:38

State: Ebonyi , LGA: Afikpo South, Ward: Owutu ward. PU: Akanu Town Hall 

PU No: 003

Some political thugs, carrying arms, attacked the Polling Unit and destroyed all election materials.

11:39

State: Kebbi , LGA: Danko Wasagu, Ward: Danko/Maga, PU: Danko Fada 012 

Alleged vote buying currently ongoing. Police reportedly doing nothing to stop those involved.

11:40

Journalist Nonso Iziguzor of Nigeria Info FM Port-Harcourt, and other 5 Journalists, have reportedly been kidnapped by suspected Militants in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State.

11:47

Jimi Agbaje’s running mate, Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari arrives her polling unit at Adekunle Anglican Primary School, Makoko, Yaba, Lagos, to vote.

11:53

Minister of works, power and housing, Babatunde Fashola casts his vote at his polling unit.

11:56

Scenes from Polling unit in Somolu, Lagos state.

12:00

Alleged underage voting going on in Polling Unit: UNGUWAR NASARAWA, NASARAWA I - 006, Bauchi state with the active collusion of INEC officials and security personnel.

12:01

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his wife, Toyin Saraki cast their vote at Polling Unit 005/006 Agbaji Quarters, Ajikobi Ward, Ilorin West LGA in kwara state.

12:02

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, casting his vote at Ward 11, unit 22, Totoro/Sokori, Abeokuta North, Ogun State.

12:04

BBC Pidgin reporter slapped by in Lagos by alleged political thug popularly known as Aeroland.

12:06

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his wife, Bolanle casting their vote at their polling unit - Ward 5, Unit 44 Epe

12:06

State: Nasarawa, LGA: Toto, Ward: Toto, P.U: 004  

Reports of PVCs being distributed by unknown persons.

12:08

INEC staff reported prevented from setting up at Ubandawaki Unit 009, Ilorin West, Kwara state.

12:10

State: Lagos , LGA: Oshodi/Isolo, Ward: 2 Orile Oshodi 

PU: 039

INEC officials just arrived at the PU. 

1 police officer present.

Elections have not commenced.

12:11

State: Nasarawa, LGA: Karu, Ward: Karu, P.U: 005 

Reports of security agents preventing persons without PVCs access to the polling units.

12:12

State: Lagos State , LGA: Surulere, Ward: Ikpori, PU: 009 Okinsimonye Pry School 

Use of card readers have been abandoned for manual accreditation.

Thugs are intimidating INEC Officials.

12:14

APC governorship candidate in Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu expresses confidence that he will win.

12:15

State: Rivers State , LGA: Degema, Ward: 13, PU: 3 

Voting currently stalled due to lack of network on card readers.

12:17

State: Rivers, LGA: Asari Toru, Ward: 8, 12 qnd 1 

Reports of persons alleged to be SARS operatives carting away electoral materials.

12:18

State: Ondo , LGA: Akure South 

Ward: 8 , PU: 004 

Alleged vote Buying is presently ongoing.

12:20

 The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel and his wife, Martha, cast their vote at their polling unit.

12:24

State: Nasarawa , LGA: Doma, Ward: Madauchi, PU: 001 

1 Security Officer present. Election materials just arrived.

12:24

State: Ogun Sate, LGA: Ido Otu, Ward: Sango Ijoko, P.U: 006 

Reported presence of thugs at polling units and they are restricting movements of voters.

12:25

State: Rivers , LGA: Emohua Ndele, Ward: 7, P.U: 004 

Election process has stopped due to the presence of hoodlums.

12:26

Suspected security operatives reportedly invade Polling Unit 1 and 2, ward 6, Ini LGA of Akwa-Ibom state and allegedly carted away all electoral materials.

12:45

Photos from a Polling Unit around Apapa area in Lagos state.

12:46

State: Rivers , LGA: Emohoua, Ward: 7 Ndele, P.U: 5 

Reports of violence leading to destruction of sensitive materials.

12:47

State: Zamfara , LGA: Gusau, Ward: S/Gari, P.U: 014, 016, & 017 

Reports of widespread vote buying with INEC officials allowing multiple voting.

12:48

State: Akwa-Ibom , LGA:Ini, Ward: 6, P.U: 1 & 2 

Sensitive materials carted away by alleged men of the Nigerian Army after a fight broke out.

12:49

State: Akwa-Ibom , LGA:Ini, Ward: 6, P.U: 1 & 2

Sensitive materials carted away by alleged men of the Nigerian Army after a fight broke out.

12:50

State: Sokoto , LGA: Sokoto South  

Ward: Gagi B ward , P.U: 011 Anguwar Duse II 

A voter was accredited but the card she was carrying was discovered not to belong to her, arguments are ongoing as to weather she should vote.

12:51

State: Enugu, LGA: Awgu  

Ward: Ihe, P.U: 012 (Umusible Hall 1)  

Low voter turnout.

A town crier is going about announcing the opening of polls and encouraging registered voters to come out and vote.

12:52

State: Nasarawa, LGA: Karu, Ward: Karu 

P.U: 004

Reports of armed police officers stationed close to the polling unit.

13:00

State: Kwara , LGA: Ilorin West, Ward: Oko Erin 

PU: 008

There is a shortage of over 210 ballot papers meant for the voters in the PU. Voters refusing to vote until all ballot papers are complete

13:01

State: Zamfara, LGA: Gusau, Ward: S/Gari  

P.U: 014, 016, & 017

Reports of widespread vote buying with INEC officials allowing multiple voting.

13:05

Update: All the Journalists kidnapped in Rivers state have been released!

13:06

Voter reportedly hit by unknown gunmen in Akwa-Ibom.

13:13

State: Benue , LGA: Ogbadibo, Ward: Ai-Oodo I 

PU: 01 & 02

Tension in the PU as huge number of voters are complaining that INEC officials are allowing persons using other people's PVCs have been allowed to vote.

13:14

Former Lagos state governor and APC national leader, Bola Tinubu casting his vote at his polling unit.

13:15

State: Kogi , LGA: Ijumu, Ward: Odokoro  

P.U: 004

Reports of voter intimidation and ballot box snatching by unknown gunmen.

13:20

State: Zamfara , LGA: Gusau, Ward: Gajadima 

PU: 033

Voting is going on smoothly in the PU though turnout of voters have been low.

13:30

State: Kogi , LGA: Okene, Ward: Obehira Eba 

PU: 003

Massive vote buying going on with the collusion of security agents and INEC officials.

13:31

State: Lagos

LGA: Ojo, Ward: B agbokoko, P.U: 10 

No ad-hoc staff or INEC official has arrived.

13:34

State: Niger , LGA: Agaie, Ward: Kutiriko 

PU: 009

Voting going on peacefully in the PU.

13:42

Remember the young man who was slapped by a member of Sanwo-Olu's team?

Some supposed supporters of the APC guber candidate allegedly went back to beg him. Watch the video below 👇

13:45

State: Kano, LGA: Nasarawa 

Ward: Hotoro North, P.U: 106 

There are just 2 smart card readers available with high numbers of voters on the queue. Incident forms are being used by INEC officials.

13:47

State: Ekiti , LGA: Itaure Efon  

Ward: 4 , PU: 5  

Voters turn out has been low at this PU. No security personnel present. INEC officials waiting for the voters to show up.

13:48

State: Bauchi , LGA: Ningi  

Ward: Ningi East , P.U: 002 

Slow voting process due to delay in smart card readers accrediting voters.

13:48

State: Bauchi , LGA: Zaki  

Ward: Katagum , PU: UNGUWAR NASARAWA, NASARAWA I - 006 

Massive underage voting going on in the PU with the active collusion of INEC officials and security personnel.

14:04

Governorship Election: Saraki blames low turn-out of voters on militarization of the exercise

14:08

EFCC drone on surveillance in Benin, Edo State.

14:10

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has cast his vote.

14:10

State: Ebonyi , LGA: Onicha  

Ward: Amanator Isu 

Ballot papers have been carted away by party agents.

14:11

State: Kwara , LGA: Florin South, Ward: Akanbi III 

PU: 012

Voting has ended at the PU. Sorting and counting is about to commence. Party agents ready for the process.

14:16

Minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu casts his vote at his hometown, Onicha-Ugbo, Delta State.

14:19

Buhari's aide, Abike Dabiri-Erewa casts her vote, complains of low voter turn-out.

14:20

There are reports of poll officials and observers arrested in some parts of the country by security personnel.

14:21

State: Borno , LG: Bama 

Ward: Shehuri II , PU: 3 

Party agents campaigning for the various parties at the PU. Police officers have intervened by removing the agents from the PU.

14:22

State: Akwa Ibom

LGA: Udong Uko

Ward: 3 , P.U: 3 

Fighting is ongoing, election materials have been destroyed.

No security official present.

14:23

State: Anambra, LG: Orumba North 

Ward: Oko I , PU: 04/19/005 

Voting has ended at the PU by 1:59 pm.

14:25

State: Imo

LGA: Ehime Mbano , Ward: Umuhimo, PU: 19 

Election materials were delivered late while voting commenced at 11:00 am. Voters turnout has been impressive.

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