Monday, March 30, 2015

SHOCKER: Three INEC staff die in Benue

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Benue state, Prof. Istfanus Dafwang, yesterday disclosed that three ad hoc staff of the Commission died in the course of election duties in the State.

The REC, who stated this while briefing reporters at the state headquarters of INEC in Makurdi said the commission also recorded the destruction of its materials at an undisclosed location in Guma local government area of the state.

He said amongst the dead was a female ad-hoc staff who died on Saturday morning in an accident at Oju local government area, while on her way to her duty post.

According to Prof. Dafwang, “She was being taken by a motorcycle rider to her unit and he was probably over-speeding when the front of the bike apparently pulled off leading to the ghastly accident that claimed her life.

“The other two died Sunday morning in an accident on their way back to Makurdi from Vandeikya where they took part in the conduct of the elections,” he said.

On the whole, he acknowledged that the exercise went on peacefully across the state and called for prayers to ensure that the coming governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections hold without hitches.

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