- INEC office in Isiala Mbano local government area has been burned down by protesters
- The angry voters stormed the commission's office Sunday night and burnt the building down
- Election materials had reportedly been moved out before the incident, according to some voters
Angry voters protesting alleged election fraud on Sunday evening set ablaze the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo state.
Vanguard reports that eyewitnesses claimed that election materials had been moved out of the building before the protesters descended on it.
A voter who spoke to journalists in the state said: “We are not happy. How can they bring Ehime Mbano result of Okigwe South to Owerri?. Why did they not declare the result at the collation centre of the Federal constituency which is Ihette Uboama?"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that there was mild drama at the Imo West collation centre after the INEC's returning officer in the centre stopped collating results and announced that he has been directed to return to Owerri immediately.
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The returning officer, Professor I.I. Ibeabuchi, said due to the urgent call from Owerri, the state capital, he will postpone announcing the rest of the result till Monday morning.
Governor Rochas Okorocha, who is the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s senatorial candidate, however, stormed the collation centre in the early hours of Monday after Ibeabuchi's announcement.
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