A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Edo - Independent National Electoral Commission officials
were blocked by soldiers in Edo North from conducting their lawful duties,
Governor Adams Oshiomhole has expressed shock over the
matter as electoral personnel should not be by any means be restricted to do
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According to Oshiomhole, the soldiers must have had illegal
order from an unknown commander and wanted to frustrate the voting exercise in
The officials were forced to sit on the ground for several
hours before they were allowed to leave. The soldiers commanded they had gotten
strict orders to do such.
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