Anambra Poll: Police confirm arrest of electoral official




By NAN The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State,  Mr Bala Nasarawa, on Sunday confirmed the arrest of an electoral official involved in Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Nasarawa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka that the state Police Command was interrogating the official but declined to mention the presumed offence. The commissioner was reacting to inquisitions about the statement credited to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, that the official who bungled the elections in Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area, had been handed over to the police.[eap_ad_1] “Yes, I can confirm to you that we arrested one official, but I don’t know if that is the one you are talking about. Yes, we arrested one official,’’ he said. The election could not take place in 65 polling units in Obosi, following the late arrival of INEC officials and the materials for the exercise. It was reported that prospective voters waited till 4 p.m. when the officials arrived, eight hours behind schedule, prompting the elders of the area to call for the rescheduling of the election. INEC rescheduled the election in the area for Sunday, prompting at least two parties – APC and PDP – to call for a boycott. [eap_ad_4]

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