Imo Burns, As Hoodlums Set INEC Office On Fire
The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Isiala Mbano, in Imo State has been razed by fire. Confirming the incident, the INEC Public Relations Officer (PRO) in the area,
Emmanuella Okpara, who spoke to Sahara Reporters, said the office was razed down by unknown persons in the early hours of Monday.
“Yes, our office at Isiala Mbano was razed down by unknown persons in the early hours of today. In fact, it happened while we were still collating the presidential results here. The commission is yet to visit the office to ascertain the level of damage,” she said.
Meanwhile, there was tension at a Senatorial result collation centre in Orlu in the early hours of Monday. Witnesses told our reporter that police officers had to use teargas to disperse a disparaged mob. The people were said to have been angered by the announcement by the returning officer.
Also, they are unconfirmed reports that the INEC collating officer for Imo State, Prof Francis Ezeonu, claimed that he was forced to declare APC’s Rochas Okorocha as the winner in the senatorial elections in Imo State.
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