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INEC suspends Ekiti-East bye-election

The Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) has suspended the bye election in Ekiti-East Constituency.

Resident Electoral commissioner, Dr Adeniran Tella who announced this while addressing newsmen in Omuo Ekiti explained that the suspension was based on violence that characterised the exercise in some polling unit in Omuo Ekiti.

He alleged that three persons were shot dead while a police officer, a corps member and an INEC staff sustained gunshot injuries which necessitated the suspension of the exercise.

Dr. Tella who said the poll was disrupted in some polling units in Obadore, emphasised that the safety of electoral officials, materials and Security personnel could no longer be guaranteed.

Meanwhile, Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Biodun Olujimi and a member representing Ekiti-South Federal Constituency II at the House of Representatives Mr. Femi Bamisile have condemned the violence that marred the bye election.

In a separate interview, the lawmakers called on the police to bring the perpetrators to book to ensure Justice.

Amos Ogunrinde

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