Bye-election: Thugs Hijack Materials in Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Kano

Thugs have reportedly caused disruption and hijacked materials in the ongoing bye-elections in some locations in Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Kano states on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it is monitoring the situation.

This was disclosed in a terse statement issued on Saturday.

The statement read, “Generally, polls opened promptly and accreditation going on smoothly in the 8,934 Polling Units in 26 States involved in today’s bye-elections and re-run elections.

“However, we are monitoring reported disruption of processes by acts of thuggery and hijacking of materials in some locations in Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Kano States.

“In Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State, we are investigating reported incidents in Village Hall, EdemUrua 003 in Ini LGA and Village Hall Mbiabong Ikot Udo 003 in Ikono LGA.

“In Enugu South 1 State Constituency of Enugu State, we are investigating reports of disruption in 8 Polling Units in Uwani West Ward.

“In Kunchi/Tsanyawa State Constituencies of Kano State, processes have been disrupted in Kunchi Local Government Area involving 10 Polling Units.

“We will provide regular updates on the situation.”

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