Edo State election turns bloody as one person has been reportedly shot dead at Ologbo in Ikpoba Okah LGA in Edo State, south-south Nigeria, Afriupdate reports.
HRH Jason Owen Akenzua, said he heard gunshots and when he contacted the DPO, he was told that it was the police that fired shots when the place was rowdy.
Edo State Elections – “I heard gunshots and called the DPO Ologbo. He told it was police that fired warning shots to disperse the crowd when the place became rowdy. The area is calm and peaceful now.”
Meanwhile, the Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki has expressed his displeasure with INEC after spending over and Half Hour on the queue before he could cast his vote.
“I expected that INEC would have prepared better for this election. I waited for one and half (sic) hours on the queue before exercising my franchise, it’s a bit disappointing,” Obaseki said.
In the other news, the police on Saturday arrested an ad-hoc official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo state for conniving with politicians to manipulate ballot papers.
The official, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who is the presiding officer at ward four, unit seven in Eguare Primary School, Edo, was said to have handed over multiple ballot papers to a voter to slot into the vote boxes.
The voter, alleged to be a supporter of the APC, was spotted by witnesses who alerted security agents when he attempted slotting the papers into the ballot boxes.
The voter subsequently confessed to being handed the ballot papers by the ad-hoc INEC official.
The corps member was taken to a police station for questioning.