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BREAKING : Thugs hijacking election materials in Akwa Ibom, Kano, Enugu – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said the ongoing rerun/bye-elections have witnessed disruptions and hijacking of materials in some locations in Akwa Ibom, Kano and Enugu states.

The electoral body, which accused thugs for some of the disruptions, said it was monitoring the situation to know the next line of action.

INEC disclosed this in a post on its verified X handle on Saturday.


Generally, polls opened promptly and accreditation going on smoothly in the 8,934 Polling Units in 26 States involved in today’s bye-elections and re-run elections.

However, we are monitoring reported disruption of processes by acts of thuggery and hijacking of materials in some locations in Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Kano States.

In Ikono/Ini Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State, we are investigating reported incidents in Village Hall, EdemUrua 003 in Ini LGA and Village Hall Mbiabong Ikot Udo 003 in Ikono LGA.

In Enugu South 1 State Constituency of Enugu State, we are investigating reports of disruption in 8 Polling Units in Uwani West Ward.

In Kunchi/Tsanyawa State Constituencies of Kano State, processes have been disrupted in Kunchi Local Government Area involving 10 Polling Units.

We will provide regular updates on the situation.”

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