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General News of Saturday, 25 February 2023


Nigerian Elections: TVC, Daily Post reporters attacked in Bayelsa

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Three journalists covering the election 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections in Bayelsa State were assaulted, phones seized and cameras broken and prevented from carrying out their duties, according to Daily Post.

According to the reports, a Daily Post correspondent was assaulted around the voting area while taking note of the proceedings in in Ebelebiri community ward 05 unit 19.

Also assaulted were the Publisher of Upfront news magazine, Princewill Sede and the managing editor, Jeany Metta.

The reporter of TVC, Mr. Joe Kunde and the cameraman, Mr. Miebi Bina were also chased out of the community.

The election which began smoothly with election materials already in place at about 8:35 am, was disrupted when thugs suspected to be supporting the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, started a pandemonium following orders from a high-placed politician at the unit.

Daily Post, gathered that voters were seen conducting themselves in an orderly manner in long queues as INEC officials gave directives until someone from the crowd moved towards the booth to direct an elderly woman to the candidate to vote.

Trouble ensued when the Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal House of Representatives candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Micheal Olomu, who was at the unit to vote at the moment, replied telling INEC officials in charge to direct the woman on what to do rather than a third party.