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Rivers State Election Tribunal: Army Officers Allege Thugs Absconded with Voting Materials

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Some officers of the Nigerian Army on Thursday told the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, that armed thugs invaded several polling units in the state during the April 11 elections, and absconded with voting materials.

They said the thugs ran into the bush after forcefully taking possession of the materials, Vanguard reports.
“On our arrival at polling units in Osuala, Onuerelu, Omerelu and Alu, we found the INEC ad hoc staff, mainly youth corps members, mercilessly beaten by the thugs”, one of the officers said.
The victims subsequently recounted their traumatic ordeal about how political thugs beat them up and fled with the election materials.
According to reports, the officers also stated that the voting process in Rivers State was marred by violence and sporadic gun shots by thugs, a situation they said scared voters away.
Abubakar Mohammed, Fred Bala, and Isa Almakura, are the army officials that gave this testimony.

9 Comments

  1. Taipan

    September 11, 2015 at 8:26 am

    A whole army will watch a thug make away with ballot box and they will do nothing???? hmmm that’s ……fallacy

  2. Max

    September 11, 2015 at 10:37 am

    The soldiers are obviously roping themselves with their statement,were they paid to sit and watch thug snatch ballot boxes and disrupt elections? elections which are an hallmark of democratic process which the soldiers swore to protect. shame on these soldiers.

  3. admoj

    September 11, 2015 at 11:27 am

    the soldiers might be following protocols on the issue then because the govt in power give room for such and what do you think of a soldier who fail to obey the last order, tell me

  4. Zyom

    September 11, 2015 at 11:31 am

    When the truth begins to sound like lie to you then watch yourself cos you are heading for doom. I live in this city and it was a terrible election. Did you expect the soldiers to start shooting at the tugs that were snatching and running and shooting all at the same time? Watch it when you begin to stand for an untruth.

  5. JADE

    September 11, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Can’t you read? ” on our arrival we found the ad hoc staff mercilessly beaten, n they recounted their ordeal” meaning the thugs had gone before the army got there! Sheesh

  6. Lawrence

    September 11, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    So the corpers told the Soldiers that the tugs carted away voting materials. The corpers should be the ones testifying then..Such sensitive matters should not be judged on hearsay!

  7. PEACE

    September 11, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    ABEG YOU PPLE SHOULD JUST LIVE RIVERS STATE ALONE. NAME ONE STATE WHERE THERE WAS NO RIGGING OF ELECTION. STOP ALL THESE AND LET WIKE BE. RIVERS STATE IS PDP STATE, APC CAN NEVER WIN IN RIVERS STATE. THIS MY BROTHER AMAECHI IS TOO TROBLESOME THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE MINDFUL OF HIM. IM JUST FEELING FOR DAKUKU INNOCENT GOODMAN DINNING WITH THE DEVIL. AMAECHI IS OWING YOUTH COORPERS IN RIVERS STATE. YOU GUYS DONT EVEN UNDERSTAND. AMAECHI NEGLECTED THE MASSES AND WAS MORE CONCERED ABOUT POLITICS. WE ARE ONE NIGERIA STOP SUPPORTING EVIL.

  8. Ken Kalu

    September 11, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    One thing I know is that truth can never be buried for too long. It certainly must be exhumed some day.

  9. chima omekara

    September 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    pls d youth corpers come forth to testify

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