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INEC Suspends Voters Registration in Enugu after Gunmen Attack on Officials



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has suspended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) following attack by unknown gunmen on its officials.

INEC officials on the CVRs exercise were attacked at Community Primary School Umuopu, Umuozzi Ward 19, in Igboeze North Local Government Area, Enugu State.

According to a statement by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye in a statement on Thursday, the incident took place at about 2.30pm on Wednesday 13th July, 2022.

Okoye, noted that the Administrative Secretary in Enugu State, Mr. Jude Okwuonu, reported that the gunmen fired sporadically into the air to disperse registrants and registration officials.

He further disclosed that in the ensuing stampede, one INEC staff sustained injuries and was receiving treatment in a hospital, while two voter registration machines and personal items of the staff such as mobile phones were lost.

Commenting further, he announced that Ward level registration of voters in Igboeze North was suspended.

“It will be recalled that on 3rd July 2022, our office in Ogboeze North Local Government Area was burnt down by unknown arsonists.

“In spite of the attack, the Commission was able to continue with Ward level registration with the assistance of vigilantes provided by the Local Government authority. It is one of the centres that has now been attacked.

“The incident has been reported to the Police for investigation”, Okoye concluded.

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