10th December, 2016
The Rivers legislative rerun election has commenced peacefully in the state with a massive turnout of voters in Gokana Local Government Area of the state.
The exercise in being conducted in the three Senatorial districts for senatorial seats.
The rerun is also held in eight Federal Constituencies for the House of Representatives seats and 10 State Constituencies for state assembly seats.
In Bera Ward 16, Gokana LGA, the turnout was early and massive while the election materials arrived at 8.30 a.m.
Card readers are working well in all the 16 polling units of Bera Ward 16 in local government area visited.
The accreditation and voting started simultaneously at exactly 9.11a.m in all the units of Bera Ward 16.
All the polling units in the local government were organised in the Community Secondary School, Bera.
Voters were coordinated but under the heavy presence of the security operatives.
All Progressives Congress (APC) and All Progressives Grand Alliance agents were seen in each of polling units in the Ward 16.
Our correspondent reports that at Ward 8, polling unit 14, Isiokpo in Ikwerre LGA voting materials were yet to arrive despite heavy security presence.
In Eleme LGA, at Wrack centre, Model Primary Schools in Eleme, materials were seen being distributed to the polling units.
Distribution of INEC materials at Ogu-Bolo local government area started at 8 a.m. Heavy presence of security men at ward 4 unit 7.
Election materials arrived at Abalama in Asari-Toru local government area at 8.2am
Bonny Island is peaceful. Heavy presence of security men while election materials are being distributed to polling units peacefully.
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt with Agency report