The Nigerian Army has dispersed a mob that besieged the Kogi State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Wednesday.
This was revealed by INEC in a statement signed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gabriel Longpet.
The statement revealed that the mob barricaded all entrances to the office and prevented access to staff to carry out routine duties.
“The siege also prevented attorneys representing political parties involved in the recent off-cycle governorship election from inspecting documents/materials used in the election.
“It took the intervention of the Nigerian Army to calm the situation down at the State Headquarters. The security agencies have assured us that they will maintain normalcy on our premises.
“We assure all parties and litigants that the Kogi State office is committed to granting unimpeded access to all materials needed to prosecute their petitions,” the statement concldued.