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INEC Suspends Bye-Election In Ekiti Over Violence

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Ijeoma Okeke

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced on Saturday the suspension of the bye-election to fill the vacant seat of Ekiti East Constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly.

A statement released by INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Tella Adeniran, Ado-Ekiti, said the commission suspended the poll following the violence unleashed on voters and officials of the electoral body by political thugs.

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Adeniran said the election was peaceful until thugs attacked two polling units of ward 009 unit 008 and 009 and started shooting

The INEC boss, said the attack led to the death of three voters while a police officer, Corps member and one of its staff sustained varying degrees of injuries.

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