Turn-out of voters for the Governorship and Houses of Assembly elections has been poor in Rivers State.

However, the electoral process has been relatively peaceful in most parts of the state despite reports of pockets of incidents especially in the rural areas.

There are also reports of killings in some parts of the state which are yet to be confirmed by the Rivers state Police Command.

There are also reports of ballot box-snatching in some parts of the State with election rescheduled in Abua-Odual Local government area because some youths refused INEC to distribute materials.

However, the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike expressed disappointment over reports of voter apathy in some parts of the state.

Speaking with newsmen after casting his vote, Governor Wike said many voters may have been discouraged with the outcome of the February 23rd elections.

He also said the raids carried out by security agencies may have also contributed to voter apathy.

“We have got the report of what the military is doing in some Local government areas but we are not bothered.

“Frankly speaking, a lot of people were disappointed in the last election because of the roles of the military.

“So many people are not happy because they feel intimidated,” Wike said.


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