- INEC officials narrowly escaped death
- Security officer beaten to stupor
Some of the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) narrowly escaped death when a mob set ablaze the office of the electoral umpire.
The affected INEC office is located in Ngor-Okpalla Local Government Area of Imo State.
InfomediaNG gathered that the people also beat up a security officer at the office and snatched his phone.
The electoral officers in the LGA were seen trooping into the INEC office in Owerri around 2 pm accompanied by armed policemen.
An electoral officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity said they narrowly escaped from the office with the election results.
She said, “The people beat up a security man, tore his uniform and took away his handset. They then blocked the road with motorcycles, but we managed to escape with the election results in our Hilux van before they set the building on fire.”The Punch
When contacted, the Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Francis Ezeonu, simply said he asked the security personnel to bring the electoral officers to Owerri because the election result was being compromised.
Imo is one of the states predicted to experience violence during the 2019 general elections.