Bayelsa Decides: "I'm Disappointed" - President Jonathan
By Ufuoma Egbamuno and Soibi Oruwari
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has voted at his polling unit in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
President Jonathan voted at about 11:40 am in the company of his wife. According to the President, he arrived his polling unit at about 8:19 am and could not vote because there were no INEC officials and materials.
"I am a bit disappointed in what I have seen here today as compared to what I have observed in other African countries," President Jonathan told journalists after casting his votes.
Earlier, we reported that as at 10:45 am, there were no INEC officials, election materials at the polling unit which is situated close to the house of the former president.
Meanwhile, accreditation and voting is yet to start in units 5, 8 in ward six and units 15, 16, 4, and 6 in ward five in Opolo and Bioboglo communities in Yenagoa Local Government Areas of the State.
Correspondent Soibi Oruwari who visited these areas reports that voters turned out early this morning to cast their votes but INEC ad-hoc staff and electoral materials were yet to arrive as at the time of this report.
No INEC officials were sited to explain the delay in the exercise.
Meanwhile accreditation and voting is taking place at Famghe Unit 10 Ward 6.
Our correspondent reports that voters are casting their votes peacefully without hitches and the Smart Card Readers meant to capture voters are working perfectly as at the time of filing in this report.