The Independent National Electoral Commission (INC) has suspended the Continuous Voter Registration Exercise (CVR) in Ihitte Uboma Local G…

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INC) has
suspended the Continuous Voter Registration Exercise (CVR) in Ihitte Uboma
Local Government Area of Imo State.

 

Mr. Nwokorie Anthony, staff of the
INEC, involved in the ongoing CVR exercise, was shot dead by unknown gunmen at
Nkwo Ihitte (PU 004) in Amakohia Ward (RA 02) of Ihitte Uboma Local Government
Area of Imo State.

 

The commission, in a statement signed by Festus Okoye, the
National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee,
stated that the incident had been reported to security agencies, to bring those
responsible to justice.

 

INEC confirmed that two of its staff are still missing
following the attack.

 

Part of the statement read: “The State Office is making
efforts to locate the whereabouts of the two remaining (INEC) staff involved in
the registration exercise.

 

“Prior to this incident, the Commission had suspended the
CVR in Orsu and Njaba Local Government areas of the State on account of
insecurity, while the exercise is taking place only at the INEC LGA office in
Or East, Or West, Orlu and Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Areas of the State.”

 

INEC condoled with the family of Nwokorie Anthony and prayed
God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

 

“We enjoin the President-General of the various Town Unions
in Imo State, as well as all stakeholders to protect the staff of the
Commission engaged in national assignment,” he said.

 

Okoye noted that the safety and security of staff was
important to the commission.

Source: Imo: INEC reacts as gunmen kill staff, says two others missing

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