By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has brought out two confusing voters register at Atebheda Primary School, Ward 7unit 3, Agbede, in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State on Saturday.
It was gathered that there was variation in the voters’ list displayed at the ward and the ones in possession of INEC officials.
Our correspondent reports that trouble started when some eligible voters’ names were found on the list displayed for identification, but their names were conspicuously not available in the list with INEC officials.
Argument erupted as the affected voters insisted on exercising their franchise, but others insisted otherwise.
As at the time of filing this report, security operatives were busy appealing to the feuding parties for calm.
Meanwhile, there was also uproar at the ward of allegation of some electorate being in possession in possession of multiple voters’ cards.Speaking on the incident of alleged multiple voters’ cards, the PDP chairman of ward 7, unit 3, Prince Kabiru Momoh, said that “some people were caught with multiple voters’ cards and attempted to vote, but we resisted them. That was the cause of the uproar.”
Beside these incidents, the election witnessed large turnout of voters who trouped out as early as 7.30 am.