Burnt INEC Office: 36,392 electorate disenfranchised in Ebonyi — REC

Posted by Egbo Grace, Abakaliki | 10 March 2019 | 557 times

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•Burnt INEC office at Ibesikpo Asutan LGA Akwa Ibom

  No fewer than 36,392 voters in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State were, on Saturday, denied their voting right following the burning down of INEC Registration Area Centre (RAC) in Okposi Umuoghara in the Local Government Area by suspected political thugs.

The three wards affected out of 10 wards in the area are Oriuzor, Ekka and Umuoghara.

According to the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof Godswil Obioma, who briefed journalists in Abakaliki after inspecting the areas, noted that he had reported the incident to national headquarters of the commission.

According to him, in Oriuzor RAC 009 which has 32 polling units 15,452 voters were disenfranchised while in Okposi Umuoghara RAC 07, which has 12, 802 voters, 27 voting points were affected.

The REC further noted that Ekka RAC 02 which has 16 voting points,  8,137 voters were also disenfranchised.

Extracted from a Tribune report

Source: News Express

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