Saturday , September 26 2020
Home / News / INEC cancels election in Bayelsa

INEC cancels election in Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has cancelled voting in Ologi (Ward 03) of Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA) following a violent incident that includes “seizing” of an electoral official.
The official, Ukuachukwu Orji, who is the INEC supervisory resident electoral commissioner for Ogbia LGA, said members of the Ologi community forcibly prevented election in the riverine area.

“As our people (electoral officers) were coming into the community after crossing the river, they seized them and the materials and burnt all the materials. They chased our people away and seized some but the military rescued them.”

Mr Orji, who is originally the REC for Anambra State, spoke in Otuoke (Ward 13 of Ogbia LGA) where President Goodluck Jonathan and his family voted.


He said election in the community was then cancelled as a consequence of the violence.
He expressed satisfaction that election has been smooth in other communities that form the LGA, except in Ologi.
The governorship election in Bayelsa State is being held in all the eight local government areas of the state.

Share and Enjoy !

0Shares
0 0

About Editor

Check Also

Zamfara: Bandits are recruiting children, Northern group raises alarm

The  Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) on Monday  raised the alarm that  bandit in Zamafara State  …

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com