Hoodlums Assault Electoral Physique, INEC Officers, Cart Away Registration Machines In Enugu

By siteadmin The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has confirmed that hoodlums attacked its officers

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The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has confirmed that hoodlums attacked its officers within the Igbo-Eze North Native Authorities Space of Enugu State.

INEC Chairman, Info and Voter Schooling Committee, Festus Okoye, who disclosed this in a press release, stated the assault led to the lack of two voters registration machines and private objects of the workers concerned reminiscent of cellphones.

Okoye added that the electoral officers have been concerned within the Steady Voters Registration (CVR) train earlier than the gunmen stormed the Group Major Faculty Umuopu in Umuozzi Ward 19 within the South-Jap state.

After the Administrative Secretary in Enugu State, Jude Okwuonu, reported the incident to INEC Headquarters, the fee stated it determined to droop the Steady Voters Registration (CVR) train within the affected space.

“The gunmen fired sporadically into the air to disperse registrants and registration officers. Within the ensuing stampede, certainly one of our workers sustained accidents and is receiving therapy in a hospital,” the assertion learn.

“Two voters registration machines and private objects of the workers reminiscent of cellphones have been misplaced. Consequently, Ward stage registration of voters in Igboeze North is hereby suspended.”

In keeping with Okoye, the fee has reported the incident to police authorities in Enugu State to begin an investigation.

Assaults on INEC amenities have been frequent within the South-East because the nation prepares for the overall elections in seven months’ time.

On July 3, arsonists attacked the INEC workplace in Igbo-eze North Native Authorities Space and burnt down the power.

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Supply: Sahara Reporters.