INEC confirms Abduction Of Four Staff, reschedules Election in 4 Benue State LGAs
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, in the State, Nentawe Yilwatda, confirmed to newsmen on Saturday that based on section 47 of the electoral regulations, the commission has rescheduled Governorship and House of Assembly elections in four polling units where armed men attacked and destroyed election materials.
Mr. Yilwatda listed Mbalon ward in Gwer East, Yandev North ward in Gboko and Manger ll ward in Tarka Local Government Areas of the state as the affected places.
He further explained, “In Manger ll ward, Tarka LGA, they attacked the unit while the ad hoc workers with the materials were in a bus being conveyed to the polls before 8:00 am. Four ad hoc staff had been taken hostage along with the election materials. Police are tracking where the staff are and if we get the staff and the materials, we will reschedule elections in the two polling units.”