Tuesday, March 21, 2023

INEC Cancels Voting In 7 Polling Units In Kogi

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled the election process in seven polling units of Kogi East Senatorial axis.

INEC canceled two polling units in Anyigba, Dekina council area, the other five was in Omala council area of kogi State. One of the units cancelled was Unit 01, Abejukolo ward in Omala LGA.

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It was gathered that thugs disrupted these polling units, shot into the air and caused massive panicking, leading to an abrupt end to the voting process.

Similarly, The Kogi State Government, on Thursday, clarified the excavation of some roads in Kogi Central, saying it is a deliberate security measure to cut off traffic on those roads with a view to restricting the use of the roads by criminals who had been breaching the peace of the area with attendant loss of lives and property.


In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications in the State, Kingsley Fanwo, the State Government drew the attention of the public to an explosion that rocked the Okehi Local Government Secretariat Complex a few days ago, as well as the Okene blast of December 29, 2022, during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the State.

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According to him, the security agencies ensured no life was lost as a result of the recent explosion, but the State Government convened an emergency Security Council Meeting to address the security challenges in the area with a view to devising strategies of averting possible future occurrence, especially as the State witnessed a similar explosion on December 29, 2022 at Okene.

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