- Thugs disrupted the APC Aba North/South senatorial bye-election on Saturday, March 27
- Added to this, an APC collation officer, Mike Ozomena, was abducted
- his came after an explosion was heard while the voting exercise was still ongoing
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Aba North/South senatorial bye-election turned really violent on Saturday, March 27, because of the invasion of thugs.
Apart from the chaos and roundness that characterised the poll following the and explosion, one of the APC collation officers, Mike Ozoemena, is nowhere to be found.
The spokesperson of the APC in the state confirmed to Daily Trust that Ozoemena has been kidnapped.
In a telephone conversation, the APC spokesperson disclosed:
“Engr. Mike Ozoemena, director of publicity, Mascot Uzor-Kalu campaign and APC collation Officer in Aba North has been whisked away by some men on white Hilux from his ward, Industrial Ward-2 Aba North to an unknown destination.
“We don’t know his whereabouts. We don’t know where they took him to; we are calling for immediate rescue."
Earlier, a substance suspected to be a bomb has exploded at the Umuola Hall, Ward 8, Ogbor Hill, Aba North council, at the bye-election into the Aba North/South federal constituency seat.
Thankfully, no life was lost, but electoral materials were scattered as workers, voters and party agents scampered to safety.
Security agents were said to have visited the area and restored order while voting had restarted.
A voter, who gave his Chinedu Eze said they were on queue when a loud sound enveloped the area and everyone fled.
“We were on queue; some people were being accredited to cast their votes when we heard a loud sound. Everybody took to their heels. It was a bomb and we didn’t know where it came from.”
Some Nigerians have been commenting on the incident via social media.
John Louis Ugwuegbu wrote on Twitter:
“They are preempting 2023!”