INEC Officials In Zamfara Kidnapped On Way To Collation Centre

The Electoral Officer and the Returning Officer for the Zamfara state governorship election in Maradun local government area of the state have been kidnapped.

The local government area is the hometown of the state Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bello Matawalle who is seeking reelection.

The spokesperson of INEC in the state, Muktari Janyau who confirmed the development to Daily Trust said officials were abducted on their way to the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Gusau, the state capital.

According to Janyau, the officials were meant to deliver the result of the governorship election for Maradun Local Government when they were intercepted and taken to an undisclosed location.

Janyau said the development has been reported to the police.

He said, “The Resident Electoral commissioner in charge of Zamfara state, Professor Saidu Babura Ahmed has reported the issue to the police commissioner for appropriate action.”

Meanwhile, the results for the election in 9 out of 14 local government areas have been announced and the opposition PDP is leading in seven local governments.

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