Thugs have reportedly attacked the polling unit where Senator Dino Melaye voted. The hoodlums broke one of the ballot boxes and carted away the other, shooting into the air, The Nation reports.
The suspected hoodlums reportedly stormed the polling unit black Hilux van. Senator Melaye confirmed the development via his official Twitter handle but indicated that the incident did not happen while he was at the polling unit.
“Shortly after I left my pooling unit one Sunday Faleke led thugs who shot sporadically and carted away the ballot box,” Melaye tweeted.
However, details of the incident are not available yet as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria police have not issued an official statement on the development. Recall that Melaye’s election as the senator representing Kogi West was nullified after Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the APC in the senatorial election, challenged the poll in court.
Although the focus is on Melaye and Adeyemi, there are 22 other candidates participating in the rerun election.
It would be recalled that the APC accused Senator Melaye of planning to kidnap some prominent members of the party including the chairman of Kabba/Bunu, Elisha Mosunle.
The party claimed it uncovered a grand plan by Melaye to harass, intimidate and kidnap some of its members in Kabba/Bunu to pave way for his election.
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