Guber election: INEC official abducted in Bayelsa


Hours to the governorship election in Bayelsa State, an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been abducted.
This was confirmed by Wilfred Ifogah, Head of INEC voters’ registration in the South-South state.
The electoral official from Sagbama Local Government Area was kidnapped while waiting to board a boat at a jetty.
Ifogah, in a statement on his verified X account on Friday night, also revealed that a boat carrying some personnel and materials to Southern Ijaw Local Government Area capsized and result sheets lost during the incident.
Ifogah said: “We wish to confirm that a boat carrying election personnel to registration area 17 (Koluama) in southern Ijaw LGA capsized.
“Fortunately, no life was lost as all the election personnel numbering 12 and the boat operator were rescued.
“We, however, lost our result sheets, power banks and luggage containing personal effects of staff.
“The total number of registered voters in the affected registration areas is 5,368 and the number of PVCs collected is 5,311.
“INEC is making efforts to ensure the conduct of election in the affected area.
“INEC also reports that its SPO assigned to registration area 06 (Ossioma) in Sagbama LGA was abducted while waiting to board at Amassoma jetty.
“Security agencies have been notified”.


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