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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Ballot Papers, Card Readers Burnt As Hoodlums Attempt To Burn INEC Office In Osun

Suspected hoodlums on Saturday midnight attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ijebu-Ijesa, Oriade Local Government Area in Osun State.

During the attack, the suspects were said to have burnt card readers and ballot papers of the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections.

It was gathered that the hoodlums would have razed down the entire building, but for the timely arrival of security operatives.

A security officer who pleaded anonymity said the incident happened after INEC officials had already declared results of the elections in the local government areas and moved both the staff and some materials to the Senatorial Collation Centre at Ilesa Grammar School.


The INEC spokesperson in Osun State, Mrs Sayo Adedokun, confirmed the incident but said since the result sheets were not affected at all, the hoodlums’ action would not affect the election results.

“The hoodlums wanted us to cancel the results but they failed. They came too late because the results had already been declared. Also thankfully, the result sheets were not affected,” she said.

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