At least one person was killed on Saturday by a soldier at a polling unit in Ossiom village, Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.Nine other persons were injured in Nsit -Atai council area when members of the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressive Congress clashed over disagreement on election matters .
Similarly , four persons , including the Chairman of Etim Ekpo LGA , Mr Wilson Eduo , were injured by political thugs who hijacked ballot materials for wards 8 , 9 and 10 .
This came just as thugs were said to have harassed officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Awa Ward 3 in Abak Ishiet , Onna LGA .
The thugs were said to have hijacked one of the card readers and the handbag of a policewoman who ran away to safety , but the incident reportedly happened after voting had ended at 3 pm .
However , Governor Udom Emmanuel and his wife , Martha , voted at 9 . 23 am at Town Hall in Awa Ward 1 ( Unit 001) in Onna council area .
Speaking shortly after performing voting , Emmanuel lauded INEC for improvement the accreditation processes .
Also , two former military administrators , Group Capt. Sam Ewang ( retd) and Air Commodore Idongesit Nkanga ( retd ) on Saturday clashed at Ikot Nya no polling unit in the Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the State .
Ewang was the former military administrator of Rivers and Ogun states , while Nkanga was administrator of Akwa Ibom State . Both ex – milads are from the same village.
While Ewang is the chairman of the APC governorship candidate campaign team , Nkanga is the chairman of Udom Emmanuel ’ s Divine Mandate Organisation .
Trouble started when Ewang ordered elections to stop on allegation that PDP had brought in mercenaries to vote for their party .
Ewang said , “ Nobody is going to vote again. That ’ s what they did during the last election and won . Some of these people have voted elsewhere and they went to bring them here to vote. It will never happen again this time round. The only solution is to stop the election . ”
The polling officer said only 202 person had voted at 1 pm when voting was stopped out of the 705 voters in the unit officially called Age Ewang , Unit 3 , Mbiaso Ward 4 , in Nsit Ibom council area .
Also , three persons were injured and vehicles vandalised in communities in the Nsit – Atai council following a clash between supporters of the PDP and the APC .
The incident , it was learnt , disrupted electoral process in Ibakang ward Unit 007.