WARRI: There is growing tension in Evwerni right now as thugs suspected to be working for a former Delta State lawmaker and a serving commissioner have destroyed all the electoral materials, including some BVAS machines.

As of the time of filing this report, voting has been disrupted in all the polling units in Evwerni, in Ughelli North Local Government Area.

A team of journalists monitoring the elections were prevented from entering the community by the rampaging thugs allegedly loyal to a serving state commissioner.

It was gathered that security personnel sent to the community have been compromised as they allegedly supervised the disruption of the process.

Some of the corp members and other electoral officials were attacked by the thugs, some sustained injuries, why about three BVAS machines were smashed.

Evwerni is the country home of the founding leader of APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, whom some PDP leaders had allegedly hosted. They said they would not allow voting to take place, and even with security personnel on ground, they were able to carry out their threats.