Rivers Bye-Election Witnesses High Turnout, Reports Of Ballot-Snatching

Channels Television  
Updated August 18, 2018


The bye-election in Rivers State on Saturday witnessed a high turnout of voters with reports of ballot snatching at the polling unit.

Voting ended in the Port Harcourt Constituency 3 poll conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to fill the vacant seat at the State House of Assembly.

Counting of ballot papers commenced immediately in some areas where the exercise was considered peaceful while there were reports of shooting in some other parts of the area.

The State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, told Channels Television that he has yet to get a full report of the situation.