With barely few hours to the supplementary governorship election in Kogi State, the people of Kogi have been hit with violence, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Dekina local government area, was razed down by some thugs this morning at 5am.
By Philips Sunday.
INEC, had earlier announced the November 21 election in Kogi as inconclusive, which also saw the death of the former flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Prince Abubakar Audu.
The people of Kogi, will go out tomorrow to vote for their candidate amid fears that the State is not safe for the election, following this incident.
The Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase had earlier promised that there will be adequate security during and after the election, but his words call for questioning now after the INEC office was razed down.
One of the eyewitness claim that the building was razed down at 5am by some thugs.
“The thugs came in a bus, shot sporadically and razed down the office,”
However, out of the 91 polling units, where the supplementary election is supposed to take place, 29 units are in Dekina, it is yet to be seen if the people of Kogi who reside within the Dekina LGA will come out to vote after this incident.
A statement is yet to be made by the police on the incident as at the time of this report.