Voters flocked the secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State on Saturday evening over the purported cancelling of elections across Ward 4 of the LGA at 4 p.m.
The protesters comprising constituents from wards such as Ekurede-Itsekiri, Ugbori, Ugbuwanguwe and Ajamimogha communities in Warri South LGA called for an official statement from the electoral officer, Kingsley Ogboe, over the alleged cancellation by INEC.
One of the youths, Timeyin, who spoke with journalists said the purported cancellation as told by INEC officials was over the late arrival of materials to the ward.
He said, “The INEC officials arrived at the units past 2 p.m. They said the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System cannot work after 2:30 pm, so they will conduct the election tomorrow (Sunday).”
Asked why they were at the INEC secretariat, he said they wanted an official statement from the electoral officer that the elections were cancelled and to be held on Sunday.
Efforts to get comments from Ogboe after about an hour’s wait at the secretariat were futile.
As of 4p.m, a drive through major routes in Warri saw scores of electorates standing along Warri/Sapele, Okere, Deco and Mission roads.