Sources across the state indicated that the card readers functioned smoothly in most polling units.
In Yenagoa, a voter, Ebikeme Doubra, described the process as “peaceful except for isolated cases of attempts to snatch ballot box which was thwarted by security agents”.
“Some thugs attempted to disrupt the process and they were contained by security agencies in Ekeki and Opolo areas of Yenagoa, but other places were peaceful.
“The election was smooth and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should be commended for the smooth conduct of this election. We expect them to ensure that our votes count,” Mr Doubra said.