Benue L.G Polls kick off Saturday, but …

Reports coming in seem to indicated that the Benue State local government election scheduled to take place this Saturday, June 3rd, may have experienced some hitches due to non arrival of election materials. Frustrated voters were seen hanging around some polling stations while others left for home giving up hope that the exercise would still take place.

Law enforcement agents were reportedly nowhere in sight at some of the polling stations though the state’s Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, had given assurance that there would be adequate security during the elections.

Recall that the courts had given a go ahead for the election after striking out the¬†Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi led PDP faction’s case challenging its exclusion by the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission from participating in the elections.