The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday denied report of ballot box snatching and gunshots in some polling centres during the Edo governorship election on Wednesday.
Gov. Adams Oshiomhole had earlier said he received a report that some thugs snatched ballot boxes at Opoji in Esan North-East Local Government Area during the election.
Oshiomhole also alleged that the suspected snatchers shot sporadically before taking away the ballot boxes.
The Deputy Director of Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Mr Nick Dazang said, “I just called Mr Solomon Soyebi, who is the National Commissioner supervising the election and has denied the allegation of gunshots and ballot box snatching at Opoji in Esan North-East Local Government Area of the state.”
On the reported accident involving a youths corps member serving with INEC, Dazang said he had not heard “any such sad news”, but promised to get back to our Correspondent “if there is anything like that’’.
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