JUST IN: INEC cancels election in Bayelsa community over violence
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Nigeria, Nov. 16 -- Voting has been cancelled in Ologi (Ward 03) of Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA), a senior electoral official has said, following a violent incident that included "seizing" of an electoral official.
The official, Ukuachukwu Orji, who is the INEC supervisory resident electoral commissioner for Ogbia LGA, said members of the Ologi community forcibly prevented election in the riverine area.
"As our people (electoral officers) were coming into the community after crossing the river, they seized them and the materials and burnt all the materials."
"They chased our people away and seized some but the military rescued them."
Mr Orji, who is originally the REC for Anambra State, spoke in Otuoke (Ward 13 of Ogbia LGA) wher...
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