INEC confirms electoral materials hijack in 4 C/River councils



By George Odok

: The Independent National Electoral (INEC) in Cross has confirmed the hijacked of electoral materials in four local government of the state.

The local government are Abi, Bakassi, Obubra and Etung.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Frankland Briyai, confirmed the development shortly after monitoring the voting process at some polling units in Calabar Municipality and Calabar .

He said report of hijack at Yakurr Local Government Area of the state was yet to be confirmed, noting the would record zero scores in all where materials were hijacked.

“We have had cases of hijack of materials today. I got a call hijack of materials in Abi, Bakassi, Obubra and Etung Local Government Areas.

“In Yakurr Local Government Area, I got a call concerning hijack of materials I am yet to confirm .

“I have said it before, if they deliberately refuse to make use of the card reader by hijacking electoral materials, the affected areas will score zero.

“Every Crossriverian and politician is aware of this.’’

He, however, expressed satisfaction with high turnout of voters in some areas and applauded voters for their peaceful conduct during accreditation and voting.

“The agents were doing their work accordingly in all the areas we visited and I must commend them for ,’’ he said. (NAN)