Elections: CSOs commend security agents in Bayelsa

By Shedrack Frank

#TrackNigeria: Civil society groups that observed the State House of Assembly elections in Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa, have commended the security agencies for averting violence in the area during the elections.

Chief Nengi James, an election observer from Transition Monitoring Group, alleged that miscreants attempted causing violence by snatching ballot papers at Unit 37, Ward 13, Otuoke.

He observed that the security agents, however, maintained civility and were professional in their duty for avoiding what could have been a major clash among political parties.

He said that soldiers attached to former President Goodluck Jonathan intervened appropriately to sustain peace at Unit 37, Ward 13 in Ogbia, after the incidence.

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An unidentified youth had attempted snatching a ballot box in unit 37, Ward 13, Ogbia, but soldiers on election monitoring trailed him and recovered the election materials.

The young man, a political party agent, who allegedly claimed to know the ballot box snatcher was arrested and later released.(NAN)

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