Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thugs Snatch 1,235 Permanent Voter Cards in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday, reported that 1,235 permanent voter cards were hijacked by suspected political thugs in Kogi, on Saturday.
Thugs Snatch 1,235 Permanent Voter Cards in Kogi INEC JEGA
INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Olusegun Agbaje, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja, that the thugs stole the cards during the distribution of the item to registered voters in the state.

He said the cards were snatched from INEC officials in some polling units in Lokoja, Ankpa and Okene.

Agbaje said 1,020 cards were snatched by armed thugs in Lokoja, 140 in Ankpa and 75 in Okene.

He, however, said 406 of the cards snatched in Lokoja had been recovered, adding that some arrests had also been made.

The resident commissioner also disclosed that the secretary to one of the local government councils in Kogi West senatorial district was apprehended for dual registration.

He described the overall exercise in the state as very successful, saying that a total of 1.2 million permanent voter cards were issued out for distribution to registered voters.

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