#KOBA2019: Live Updates from Kogi, Bayelsa states

Voting has commenced in some parts of Kogi state with registered voters in places like Agassa, Onoba polling unit 11 Okene checking their names on the voter register in Ihimi Okene , people are on the queue getting accredited with the card readers. No report of malfunction card readers .

Ad hoc staff say turnout has been impressive.

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Three hundred and seventy nine voters are expected to cast their ballots at this polling units.

Registered voters in Agassa, Onoba Polling Unit 11 Okene checking their names on the voter register.

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#KOBA2019: Accreditation and voting ongoing at Open Market, Otun polling unit in Iyara area of Kogi state #TVCNews

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#KOBA2019: @OfficialAPCNg governorship candidate in Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, expresses satisfaction with the conduct of election so far #TVCNews

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#KOBA2019: Security personnel assigned to accompany @inecnigeria staff just arrived in Oporoma ward one hall, Southern Ijaw LGA #TVCNews

#KOBA2019: No activity yet at former President Goodluck Jonathan’s polling unit in Otuoke, Ogbia LGA #TVCNews

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#KOBA2019: Election materials arrive ward 4 polling unit one, in Lokpobiri, where the @OfficialAPCNg  governorship candidate will be voting #TVCNews

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In Kogi frontline contenders including governor yahaya bello, Musa wada and Natasha Akpoti have all cast their ballot.

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It’s the same story in the Kogi West senatorial district where incumbent senator dino Melaye and and his main rival Smart Adeyemi have also voted.

In Bayelsa state, Election officials arrive most polling units in Kogi West senatorial district as early as 7.45am.

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They were accompanied by unarmed policemen who maintained law and order.

The exercise has been going on in most of these polling units without hitch. But at a few of the voting points, some card readers initially malfunctioned but were rectified almost immediately.

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Some of the voters describe the exercise as peaceful and hitch free. Three hundred and seventy nine voters are expected to cast their ballots at these polling units.

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#KOBA2019: Card readers are malfunctioning in some polling units at Olugbobiri in ward 4, Bayelsa state. As a result, prospective voters are getting accredited manually, thereby slowing down the process #TVCNews

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