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The commencement of voting in the ongoing governorship election in Okpoama Ward, Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa, faced a delay of three hours, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

Okpoama is the electoral ward of Chief Timipre Sylva, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Accreditation and voting across the ward commenced at about 11am after the initial delay in the sorting and distribution of electoral materials to the 17 polling centres.

Already, people have taken queues to vote for the governorship candidate of their choice in an orderly manner.

All Nigeria Latest News also reports that the area is calm as security personnel, party agents and INEC officials go about their normal duties.

Chief Nathan Sobote, a community leader, who voted at polling centre 6, Okpo play ground, frowned at the delay in the arrival of voting materials, but commended the peaceful atmosphere in the area. 

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