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Violence Mars Magama/rijau House Of Representatives By-election In Niger by Nemere2020: 1:27pm On Feb 06
Ballot Box Snatching, Thuggery At Polling Units

Ballot box snatching, thuggery are the order of the day as violence has marred the Saturday’s by-election for Magama/ Rijau House of Representatives election in Niger state.

The epic centers of the violence are Ibeto in Magama local government and parts of Rijau in Rijau local government areas where youths suspected to be supporters of both All Progressive Congress (APC) and People Democratic (PDP) are said to be actively involved in the violence.

The thugs practically invaded the polling stations in Ibeto town, snatching ballot boxes and other election materials. Some men in vigilante and police uniform were seen taking part in the ballot box snatching.

It was learnt that the thugs went round the eight wards in Ibeto town wielding sticks and cudgels thereby scaring away eligible voters that have turned out to cast their ballots in the election.

The story is not different in some of the polling units in Rijau where some thugs, as early as 7:00am, took over these polling units, disallowing voters from casting their votes.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state Professor Sam Egwu who is one of the three Commissioners monitoring the election, said he had directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operation to deployed armed policemen to Ibeto to restore peace law and order.

Egwu who spoke on telephone described the development as ” Sad” but promised that ” The situation will be brought to normalcy for the process to commence again”

According to him, “I have escalated the situation to the police since. In fact security threat analysis on the part of the police gave indications of what is going on”.

Reports from other areas indicate that election materials were distributed on time with voting commencing at 8.30am as expected.

Three political parties ADC, PDP and APGA are slugging it out for the single House of Representatives seat.

The APC whose thugs are said to be involved in the violence has been disqualified from taking part in the election by the courts.
https://www.sunnewsonline.com/violence-mars-magama-rijau-house-of-representatives-by-election-in-niger/
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Re: Violence Mars Magama/rijau House Of Representatives By-election In Niger by slivertongue: 2:36pm On Feb 06
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Re: Violence Mars Magama/rijau House Of Representatives By-election In Niger by garfield1: 2:54pm On Feb 06
slivertongue:
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Apc are not taking part because they were disq so if pdp win,dont come and start rejoicing.if any other party apart from pdp wins,know that apc supported that party
Re: Violence Mars Magama/rijau House Of Representatives By-election In Niger by garfield1: 2:56pm On Feb 06
Who is from Niger state here? Apart from apc and pdp,which other party is the next strongest? Anansek,fk001,abduljabbar, arewa
Re: Violence Mars Magama/rijau House Of Representatives By-election In Niger by garfield1: 5:09pm On Feb 06
Nemere2020:
Ballot Box Snatching, Thuggery At Polling Units


https://www.sunnewsonline.com/violence-mars-magama-rijau-house-of-representatives-by-election-in-niger/
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Mynd44

Any news.? Apga leading pdp
Re: Violence Mars Magama/rijau House Of Representatives By-election In Niger by garfield1: 8:02pm On Feb 06
Up apga,up apc

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