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Edo 2020: INEC condemns shooting, alleged hijack of electoral materials


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it was aware of a shooting incident in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state, vowing to bring all electoral offenders to justice.

Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu stated this in his preliminary address at the “Edo Governorship Election Virtual Situation Control Room” which is holding through Zoom.

Yakubu added that the commission had also received images showing the alleged hijack of electoral materials in Ward 9, Unit 15 of Egor local government area in the state.


He said INEC might be forced to take decisive action against results generated from the affected unit.

Yakubu frowned at the violation of COVID-19 safety protocols especially with regards to the physical distancing rule.

The INEC boss said the commission had to activate its backup system by replacing all faulty Smart Card Readers at units where some card readers malfunctioned.

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