Posted by News Express | 25 February 2019 | 732 times
The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has confirmed the death of a third person in Udu Local Government Area of the state.
The governor described the incident as unfortunate, calling on security agencies to beef up security ahead of the governorship and state assembly elections.
Governor Okowa blamed the electoral violence which led to the death of the victims on the opposition party, accusing them of hiring thugs to disrupt the voting process.
He said, “It is the other party that got involved in thuggery in the few places that we had (violence).
“This particular place in Sapele, the report was that two boys came out of a house and shot two boys trying to vote and ran back into the house, by the time we were able to get security men into the house, the boys had run away through the river”.
The governor noted that the violence in the Sapele area of the state was not an issue of ballot snatching.
“Some thugs were coming to disrupt the process of counting of the elections and this boy just came and said no you can not disrupt and that was how they used a cutlass on him, it was a very unfortunate incident”.
He stressed that his party was not involved in any violence.
•Excerpted from a Channels TV report
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