INEC speaks on the alleged attack on its official at PVC’s registration venue, reveals what actually happened

  • INEC has debunked the news that its officials were attacked by some thugs at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Ijeshatedo, Surulere area of Lagos
  • The commission confirmed that the process was disrupted, but normalcy was restored, and the exercise continue
  • It called for people’s patience and understanding to enable the electoral body to register as many as possible before the deadline

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied the report that thugs cart away its voter enrollment machines in the Surulere area of Lagos.

According to Vanguard, it was reported that some thugs invaded the INEC Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) centre at St. Bridger Catholic Church in Ijesha, Surulere and carted away the commission’s enrollment machine.

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INEC denies attack on officials, says PVC machines are intact
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Speaking on the development, INEC spokesperson in Lagos, Adenike Oriowo, said the exercise was disrupted because of the surge, saying no machine was stolen.

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Issue at CVR centre was resolved, exercise continue – INEC

The commission revealed that there were issues at the CVR centre, but orderliness was restored, and things went back to normal for the exercise.

“We have moved the registration in that centre to another polling unit in the area, and our officials have continued with the registration.

She then called for patience and understanding from the people, adding that is the only way they can help the commission to register as many people as it can before the deadline.

Thugs attack Catholic church in Lagos? Police release true background evidence to public

Police in Lagos has released evidence concerning the report that some thugs attacked St. Bridget Catholic Church in Surulere and cart away PVC registration machines.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos police spokesperson, stated that the INEC officials were to be at No 9 Imam Thanni street but were found on the church premises.

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Hundeyin disclosed that the police were alerted about the development, and they swung into action, the INEC officials were arrested and taken to the station.

Heavy blow on INEC as thugs attack Catholic church, steal PVC registration machines in Lagos

Some thugs allegedly attacked St. Bridget Catholic Church in Ijesha, Surulere area of Lagos on Friday, July 29 and disrupted the ongoing PVC collection exercise in the area.

The report claimed that the thugs that attacked the venue also carted away some INEC materials, including the registration machine.

An eyewitness, who does not want his name to be mentioned, stated that the thugs said they would not allow the people to register.


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