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Mob Besiege INEC State Headquarters in Lokoja

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi State has said that it’s State Headquarters in Lokoja, was besieged Wednesday morning by a mob that barricaded all entrances to the office and prevented access to staff to carry out routine duties.

The Commission disclosed that the siege also prevented attorneys representing political parties involved in the recent off-cycle governorship election from inspecting documents/materials used in the election.

In a statement by the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Hale Gabriel Longpet, It took the intervention of the Nigerian Army to calm the situation down at the State Headquarters.

Longpet said that the security agencies have assured that they will maintain normalcy on the premises.

He assured all parties and litigants that the Kogi State office of the Commission is committed to granting unimpeded access to all materials needed to prosecute their petitions.

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