A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving as an ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra state has been allegedly adopted on Saturday, February 23.
The commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo, earlier announced that a corp member and a presiding officer for Indiokolo unit, Orumba north local government area of Anambra south senatorial zone, Premium Times reports.
Ladodo said: “There were few isolated incidents recorded such as ballot box snatching at Onuma Imeobi Square ward Six unit 4 Onitsha, vote buying, disruption of election in some polling units, alleged abduction of a presiding officer and a youth corper(sic) in Indiokolo unit, Orumba North LGA of Anambra South Senatorial Zone.
“All cases are under investigation at the State CIID, Awka and effort is being intensified to rescue the abducted persons and bring perpetrators to justice.”
However, the police spokesperson in the state later confirmed that only one person was kidnapped.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), defeated President Muhammadu Buhari at the polling unit of Peter Obi, the opposition party’s vice presidential candidate.
Continentour.com.ng correspondents on ground in Umudiakasi Square polling unit in Agulu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra state report that PDP polled 258 votes against the ruling party’s paltry one as the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) got four votes, three more than Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC).
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