Welcome to NigerianEye.com's live coverage of the 2017 Governorship elections in Anambra state.
10:10 AM - Massive turnout as Chidoka casts his vote
9.:58 AM - PU04/05/17/001, 002 & 003, BOYS SECONDARY SCHOOL I, NRI I WARD, ANAOCHA LGA Card Reader has stopped working. Voters have become restless
9.57 AM - Governor Willie Obiano arrives at Eri Primary School, Unit 004, Otuocha 1, Aguleri, Anambra East LG.
9.54 AM - PU: 004-006 at Oriaifite Ward 3, Ireti Central School -- accreditation and voting ongoing peacefully and orderly.
9.52 AM - Card Reader stopped working at PU:04/07/05/006 (Nkwelle Pry. School 1, Akwa, 1, Akwa South),
9:49 AM - National Youth Service Corps members serving as INEC ad-hoc staff complain of non-payment of feeding allowance.
9:45 AM - No INEC Officals/materials still at PU/04/19/05/006 (ORUMBA NORTH LGA, AWA WARD)9.40 AM -Central sch, Ekwulobia 1, Aguata LGA. PU 003. INEC officials and Security Officials present but voting yet to commence. Voters are present and No reasons given. @inecnigeria #AnambraDecides
9:30 AM - INEC officials yet to arrive at PU:04/19/05/006 (Obu Okofia, Awa Ward, Orumba North). #AnambraDecides
9.28 AM: INEC officials just drove in at 9.28am at this poling unit
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9.24 AM: Two more pulling Unit, including Ibenato Central school unit to move from the Otolo RAC.
9:17 AM: Cases of card reader not identifying voters card but they are voting at otuocha ward 1 unit 005 8.39am: #Snapandsend nkpor Uno hall. Materials being distributed to different pu staff.
9:00AM - There is heavy military deployment at Oyeagu Abagana, an IPOB stronghold in Idemili North LGA heightening fears of low turn out in the area.
8:30 AM: Materials arrived early at Dennis Memorial Grammar School Onitsha, Ward1. It has 4 polling units… Voter registration has not commenced. Few voters are already at the unit.
The ever busy streets of main market Onitsha has turned to a football stadium as citizens who are indifferent about the election get themselves busy playing football.
At ward 11, Onitsha High school which also doubles as a RAC, materials are yet to be moved to the various polling units as at 8:30am when voting is supposed to have commenced.
08:17 AM: At Awka Etiti… A few people are at the market going on with their normal business.
Vegetables and other food stuffs are on display.
Vulcanizers are working and other food stuffs are on sale.
A police van is stationed just ahead and they are mingling like it is okay for the market to be half opened.
Materials and personnel have not arrived at any of the 3 polling units visited in Onitsha North LGA as of 7:30 am. Ado girls secondary school, Awka road Onitsha, New era secondary school Omagba phase1 and Prince memorial high school. Some civil defence staffs are stranded. Meanwhile, there is adequate security on the major roads but not enough inside the streets.
8:19AM - Business going on at Awka etiti. Seems people ain’t ready for accreditation
Business going on at Awka etiti. Seems people ain't ready for accreditation
8:05 AM - St Peters, Ogidi ward 1 to Holy Trinity Ogidi ward 2, nothing is happening in both places.
Corps members stranded at Idemili North LGA as drivers who are supposed to convey them refused to show up with their vehicles.
However, it was learnt that the materials have been moved to the RAC centre; while those to use the materials were left behind.
7:38AM: Presently at the RAC situated at Aguleri. They are distributing the election materials, SPO not in sight. #SnapAndSend #AnambraEast
7:41 AM: The city of Awka is absolutely calm with security almost every 5 minutes you move, either stationed or mobile.
Security officials include Army, Navy, Police, and NSCDC.
At the RAC at Aguleri, the number of polling units are not pasted.
7:00 AM: Thirty-seven candidates are contesting in the election, including incumbent Governor, Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.