MARCH 18 POLLS: RETIRED COLONEL LAMENTS THUGGERY ATTACKS IN IMO
REPORTER: CHINAZO ILECHUKWU
A retired Colonel in the Nigerian Army, Mrs. Chinyere Obi, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement agents to look into alleged electoral violence witnessed in Imo State during the State House of Assembly election in the area.
She made the appeal while narrating her ordeal in the hands of thugs to journalists in Owerri.
Colonel Obi (retd) alleged that thugs working for some politicians in Dikenafai, Ideato South Local Government Area of the state attacked and inflicted injuries on her when she complained of electoral malpractice taking place in a polling booth in connivance with INEC ad hoc staff.
The Septuagenarian said the conduct of last Saturday’s election in Imo State fell below the expectation of the people as the exercise was characterized by rigging and thuggery.
Mrs. Obi expressed worry over what she described as high level desperation exhibited during the March 18 election while expressing fear that many lives might be lost during the Governorship election slated for November 2023 if nothing drastic was done to stem the tide.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU