Soldiers Deny INEC officials Access To Oshiomhole’s hometown

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission were today denied access from conducting their lawful duties in parts of Edo North according to Guardian newspaper.

INEC officials were reported to be moving electoral materials to Ward 10, Unit 1 in Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government Area when they were stopped by armed men

The officials were made to sit on the ground  with their police escort.

The report said: “They were later allowed to leave after they got calls from their superiors,”  “The soldiers said they were acting on strict orders from above.”

The paper reported Governor Adams Oshiomhole as expressing shock at the development and wondering why electoral officials should not be restricted on their own day.
Even journalists, the report said, were blocked by the soldiers who insisted “that were not permitted to monitor the exercise from one unit to another as they were only allowed to monitor a particular unit”.

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