YENAGOA – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Bayelsa State Office, has confirmed the that “a boat carrying election personnel to Registration Area-17 (Koluama) in Southern Ijaw LGA capsized.”
A statement by Wilfred O. Ifogah, HOD Voter Education & Publicity late on Friday night said that though no life was lost as all the election personnel numbering 12 and the boat operator were rescued, they “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.
Ifogah also said 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.”