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Kogi polls: “Missing” 30 INEC ad hoc officials found, safe and sound

The 30 missing Ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), engaged in the 2019 Kogi Governorship election, have been found.

Earlier, INEC had declared 30 ad-hoc staff of the electoral commission missing, on sunday morning, during the final collation of results in Olamaboro local government.

The INEC officials posted to Polling Units 002, 006 and 013 at Olamaboro III; and Polling Units 006, 012, 015, 016, 022 at Imani 1, all in Olamaboro Local Government Area, were declared missing following violent attacks by some armed thugs at their respective polling units after the close of polls.

Confirming the development in a statement, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, stated that Professor Mahmood Yakubu has spoken personally with some of them.

The statement read: “We can now confirm that all the 30 ad-hoc staff engaged for the 2019 Kogi Governorship election and posted to Polling Units 002, 006 and 013 at Olamaboro III; and Polling Units 006, 012, 015, 016, 022 at Imani 1 all in Olamaboro Local Government Area have been accounted for.

“The staff are safe, sound and back in their respective homes”.

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