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Asaba, May 10, 2008 (NAN) Local government elections

took place today in Delta amidst complaints by voters

and party agents of late arrival of polling materials.

Voters were sighted as early as 8.30 a.m. in some polling

booths in the Asaba metropolis but officials of the state's

Independent Electoral Commission were not there.

At the Oshimili South ward nine voters were seen milling

around the primary school waiting for the arrival of officials

and voting materials at about 9.30 am.

A PDP agent, Mr Stanley Efedua, told the News Agency

of Nigeria (NAN) that the materials had yet to arrive.

NAN correspondents, who monitored the elections in

the state, report that in many areas voting could not

commence on time due to the non-availability of voting

materials.

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