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Just In : Thugs disrupt rerun, bye-elections in Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Kano; hijack electoral materials

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Just In : Thugs disrupt rerun, bye-elections in Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Kano; hijack electoral materials

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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC said it has receive reports of disruption of the ongoing bye-elections and rerun elections in Akwa Ibom, Enugu and Kano states.

INEC in an update on its X handle said 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”, the commission said.

It added that it would provide regular updates on the situation. (Text, excluding headline: Saturday Vanguard)

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