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Thugs storm Ebonyi APGA guber candidate’s neighborhood, burn election materials including BVAS, injure three voters

Thugs storm Ebonyi APGA guber candidate?s ward, burn electoral materials including BVAS, injure three voters

Political thugs disrupted the elections in Omege ward in Ezza North Local Government Area in Ebonyi State. Omege Ward is the voting unit of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial candidate in the state, Professor Ifeanyi Bernard Odoh.

According to reports, the thugs who showed up at the polling station shot sporadically in the air and injured three people who are currently in hospital. They also destroyed election material, including the BVAS machine.

Mr. Nwafor Benjamin, an APGA agent for the district, described the situation as unfortunate, pointing out that the development has deprived the people of the area of ​​their right to vote.

“What happened here is very unfortunate and it has never happened in Omege neighborhood before, our youths and the civil defense men accompanied the local government material to the polling station. Arriving here, people were waiting for INEC to take out the materials, unbeknownst to us, people from Ebubeagu got off a pump bicycle and started shooting and injuring three people. One of them rushed to where INEC officials were keeping the materials and took out sensitive items like the BVAS and the ledger and started shooting to scare people before burning the BVAS “. he said

Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebonyi State Police Command, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya said the election materials were being returned to the relevant voting unit as the election would still take place there.

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