March 19, 2019
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Adamawa: APC, PDP supporters clash in IDPs polling unit

By Tom Garba, Yola

Supporters of the main political parties – All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have engaged in a physical fight at the polling units designated for Internally Displaced Persons by the Independent National Electoral Commission, for the 2019 General Elections.

SAHEL STANDARD reports that the polling unit is where the PDP governorship candidate in the State, Ahmadu Fintiri was expected to vote when polls opened as early 8:00a.m.

Our correspondent observed that the polls witnessed massive voter turnout in the area, which may have been the cause of the violence.

The brawl between the two political groups later turned into a free-for-all, with objects such as pebbles, broken bottles being exchanged and it was gathered that some persons were injured.

The violence was, however, brought under control by security operatives before the PDP governorship candidate arrived for voting at his polling unit at Ward 05, Wuro Ngyandi, Kirchinga.

Meanwhile, the elections process in some parts of Adamawa State is largely peaceful especially in the Jimeta-Yola, the capital city of the state.

Our correspondent who went round many of the voting centres in Yola North, Yola South, Gerei and Demsa LGAs reported peaceful conducts of the election.

Reliable report from Mubi North, Mubi South, Maiha, Madagali and Michika LGAs northern senatorial zone is calm and voters are going about peaceful to their respective polling units.

The Southern zone of Adamawa where Toungo, Jada, Mayo Belwa, Shelleng, Numan, Ganye, Lamurde and Guyuk are having a peaceful conduct of the Governorship and state House of Assembly elections.

The central senatorial district was also seemed to be peaceful, where Song, Hong, Gombi, Song are seen recording large turn out of voters.

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