December 9, 2023

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Bayelsa Decides: Diri Votes, Disturbed About Happenings In Opu Nembe • Fleeing Opu Nembe People Still Unable to Vote • Ogbolomabiri Calm • Peaceful Poll, Massive Turn-Out In Yenagoa

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As at 9am on Saturday, a greater percentage of the people of Opu Nembe who had returned home from their hiding, and had hoped to vote were still not allowed into the town. They were forced to return to where they came from.

TNN was informed that some hoodlums believed to be sympathetic to a particular political party only allowed a handful of people believed to be supporters of one of the political parties, to get into the town.



Those allowed into the town, according to the natives, were followers of a certain Nengi, who was said not to be in good terms with Ayero, the youth leader that was driven out of the town at the heat of the crisis.

It was not clear if the people that were allowed to enter Opu Nembe have been allowed to cast their votes. The state governor, Senator Douye Diri has however lamented that PDP members in Opu Nembe have not been allowed to vote.

He said shortly after voting

But in Ogbolomabiri, there was calm in most parts of the area at his Kalama-owei Wari Unit 4 Ward 6 Sampou in Kolokuma/Opokuma, that he was really worried about happenings in Opu Nembe and noted that INEC was already aware of the development.

But there was massive turn-out in his area, even as accreditation went on smoothly.

Election was also smooth in the Gbarain area of Yenagoa. In Unit 4, ward 9, there was massive turn-out and accreditation and voting also took place seamlessly.

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