Absence of security has delayed voting at Shehu Mazo polling unit, ward 005 in Gombe Local Government area of Gombe State.

With voters turning out in mass at the polling unit where the Gombe State governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo normally casts his vote.

Some voters who are on queue waiting for accreditation the voting to commences are decrying the delay.


"We want INEC to know that we voters are standing with hope of casting our votes" Yahaya El-mahdi said.

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The Supervisory Preceding Officer, SPO was not on sight at the polling unit. 

The electoral officials at the PU said, "We cannot commence voting because we cannot guarantee safety of the voters at this PU".

The PU was one of the PU that was said to have experienced ballot box snatching during 2015 elections.

As at 9:11am the time of filing this report vote was yet to commence at various polling units across Gombe metropolis.