INEC Officials Beaten Up In Kogi, Abandoned Polling Unit

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fficeals of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, have reportedly abandoned the poll in the kogi state polling unit 001 Asuta Warr, Kabba/ Buu LG after they Were beaten up by thugs

TheCable gathered that voting ended before 11am but some persons in the community disrupted the exercise, forcing the electoral officials to leave their duty post.

When newsmen got there at 2pm, counting of votes had not commenced.

At polling unit 006, Asuta ward, still in Kabba/Bunu, voting has ended but INEC ad hoc staff complained about violence.

“They rioted three times and even tore the ballot paper,” a presiding officer told TheCable

There are reports of destruction of ballot papers across polling units in Kabba/Bunu and Ijumu local government areas in Kogi.

At units 001 and 006, Asuta ward, Kabba/Bunu, votes were being counted with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leading when some youth started pouring water and drinks on the ballot papers.

Journalists and INEC ad hoc staff were threatened and chased away.

The election has been marred by widespread violence, especially in Kogi.

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