Late Arrival Of Materials Mar FCT Election In AMAC
By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja
The conduct of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) election is marred with late arrival of materials in most of the polling units.
Based on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) timetable and guidelines, pulling units are to open by 8am but as at 10am, election materials were yet to arrive in most of the polling stations.
A visit to Pyakasa primary school FCT/UBEB, along the airport road, as at 10am, elections materials were not at the polling units.
Also, at Aleyita FCT/ UBEB primary school, voting materials were not at the polling units as at 10am even though security men, election observers, party agents and some of the electorates were seen standing.
Most of the polling unit visited in Abuja metropolis as at 9:30 -10am, only had few election materials with voters, security personnel and election observers waiting.
Observers who spoke said if the polling units closed to the roads, under Abuja Municipal Area Council were yet to commenced voting at 10am, the people at the hinterland may experience more delay.
Even though election materials were seen in some of the polling units in Karu and Nyanya wards, in Kabusa ward many polling units had no materials as at 10am.
At the old chief Palace with polling unit Code 036 with local area code 06, in Karu wards, voting commenced at exactly 10:25.
No electoral officer was ready to speak on the delay in transporting election materials within the city center as at the time of filling this report.