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Adamawa APC Primaries: Late Arrival Of Materials Stalls Early Commencement



The conduct of the rescheduled governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state had a delayed start-off owing to late arrival of electoral officers and materials across the state.

The primaries LEADERSHIP Weekend learnt, according to the arrangement made by the electoral panel was earlier scheduled for 2:00pm Friday, but as at 6:00pm, election was yet to commence in many wards in Yola South and Yola North.

This scenario, it was learnt led to apprehension as prospective voters were kept waiting long hours for electoral officers and materials to arrive their various locations.

At the Gwadabawa polling unit,  residents claimed that no official was seen as at 6:00pm.

However, Alkalawa ward witnessed a large turnout of voters as people trooped out early for the exercise.

Speaking to LEADERSHIP on phone, a prospective voter, Imran Gwadabawa, expressed his disappointment over the failure of officials to come out on time so as to enable voters exercise their franchise.

He wondered if officials and materials could not arrive parts of the state capital on time, how they then could be taken to the remotest parts of the state with very difficult terrains.

Voting was said to be going on in other parts of the state as at press time.



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