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Thugs Invade Polling Units, Seize Ballot Box in Imo Supplementary Poll



An eyewitness report has confirmed an incident of ballot box snatching in the ongoing supplementary election in Imo state.

The report by Vanguard disclosed that the incident transpired at the Umuarusi Amandugba hall in the Isu local government area of the state.

It was gathered that some thugs aided by some suspected armed security personnel invaded the polling unit and carted away the ballot box.

The thugs were reported to have invaded the premises of the poling unit at about 09:19 am despite numerous security personnel at the scene of the incident.

Meanwhile, the voters at the polling unit had earlier expressed fear due to the heavy presence of security operatives in their full regalia and armoured tanks roving around the premises.

An electorate identified as Chibuike said:

“We are afraid. You saw how they snatched the ballot box with security people and you it was planned.
We are afraid and we are not safe. How can an election be conducted with an armoured vehicle? This is wrong.”

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