By Sunday Bassey
A visit by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), revealed that polling started as early as 9 a.m.
At Ukana Ikot Ntuen Ward 2 Unit 9 with three voting points, voters were seen on queue casting their votes.
He said that there was no challenge as the card readers were working optimally.
At Ward 9 unit 17 and 18, voters were seen casting their votes.
However, NAN observed also that there was no All Progressives Congress (APC) agents in some of the polling stations visited in Essien Udim LGA.
At ward 9 unit 30, the electoral officer. Mrs Anietie Udo, said the exercise was peaceful as voters were orderly.
She said that the only challenge encountered was the ink pad and it was improvised.
Okopido alleged that the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Mike Igini, had been bias to the APC and as such the party would not participate in rerun.