Kogi Governorship Poll: 30 Missing INEC Staff Have Been Found

Kogi Governorship Poll: 30 Missing INEC Staff Have Been Found

By Salisu Sulaimon | Sub-Editor on November 17, 2019
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FILE: Electoral commission officers count votes at Shagari Health Unit polling station in Yola, Adamawa State on February 23, 2019 after the polls were closed during the day of the General elections. | CRISTINA ALDEHUELA/AFP/Getty Images

Thirty missing ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, engaged in the 2019 Kogi Governorship election have been found.

The INEC officials posted to Polling Units 002, 006 and 013 at Olamaboro III; and Polling Units 006, 012, 015, 016, 022 at Imani 1, all in Olamaboro Local Government Area, were declared missing following violent attacks by some armed thugs at their respective polling units after the close of polls.

Confirming the development in a statement on Sunday, November 17, 2019, chief press secretary to INEC chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said that Professor Mahmood Yakubu has spoken personally with some of them.

He added that none of the staff were either injured or killed and were able to successfully conclude the result collation process before the commotion started.

The governorship and senatorial election in the state recorded some level of violence, ballot box snatching and vote-buying in some parts.


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