Bayelsa Governorship Election: INEC Announces Release of Abducted Supervisory Presiding Officer

Bayelsa Governorship Election: INEC Announces Release of Abducted Supervisory Presiding Officer

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Yenagoa, Bayelsa state - The abducted Supervisory Presiding Officer, Ebehireme Blessing Ekwe, has been released on Saturday, November 11.

Eklwe was kidnapped on Friday, November 10, the eve of the Bayelsa governorship election.

INEC announced the release of the abducted Supervisory Presiding Officer. Ebehireme Blessing Ekwe in Bayelsa
Bayelsa guber poll: INEC SPO, Ebehireme Blessing Ekwe released Photo Credit: @inecnigeria
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disclosed this in a press release via its X page (formerly known as Twitter) @inecnigeria

“The Commission is pleased to announce that its Supervisory Presiding Officer, Ms Ebehireme Blessing Ekwe, who was abducted on the eve of the Bayelsa State Governorship Election was freed yesterday.
In the attached picture: Ebehireme (middle) is flanked by the National Commissioner supervising Bayelsa State, Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu (L) and the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Obo Effanga.”

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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