Just In: Boat Carrying Election Personnel to Registration Area-17 (Koluama) in Southem Ijaw LGA Capsized - INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, Bayelsa State Office has confirmed that a boat carrying election personnel to Registration Area-17 (Koluama) in Southem Ijaw LGA capsized.

In a press statement signed by HOD Voter Education & Publicity, Wilfred O. Ifogah for REC, INEC Bayelsa State that fortunately no life was lost as all the election personnel numbering 12 and the boat operator were rescued.

"We however lost our result sheets, power banks and luggage containing personal effects of staff.

"The total number of registered voters in the affected Registration Areas is 5368 and the number of PVCs collected is 5311. INEC is making efforts to ensure the conduct of election in the affected area.

"INEC also reports that its SPO assigned to Registration Area-06 (Ossioma) in Sagbama LGA was abducted while waiting to board a boat at Amassoma Jetty. The security agencies have been notified." he stated

SpyeTV News reports that INEC commenced the movement of Personnel and electoral materials to the Registration Area Centers (RACs) on Friday 10th November, 2023.

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