Rioters attacked and injured more than 16 casual National Electoral Commission (INEC) staff and destroyed ballot boxes, including ballot boxes, during House elections on Saturday at Odoakpu Ward 7, Onitsha South Local Government Area, Anambra State. election materials.
According to reports, five International Electrotechnical Commission Temporary workers were seriously injured in the attack, while more than a dozen others were slightly injured.
The thugs are said to have moved from one centralized unit to another in Sector 7 and other districts of the Onitsha South LGA
INEC casual staff attacked as thugs invade polling units. They reportedly removed some ballot boxes, destroyed them and scattered other voting materials used in the election.
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Voting units invaded by rioters included Nnewi Street, Margret Street and Metu Memorial Secondary School Onitsha South.
An injured INEC ad hoc staff member, Ms. Amaka Ozoha, recounted her ordeal that hooligans broke into the voting cells, chanting “APGA or no other party” and other pro-APGA songs, and started beating everyone they saw with sticks. , other dangerous weapons.
“We were amazed by the attack and its reasons, all we know is that the election was going on peacefully before they invaded the polling units and started beating us and destroying materials while taking away the ballot boxes,” Mrs Uzoha said.
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