10 Apr 2015

8 Ballot boxes and 310 PVCs recovered from political thugs in Delta state

The Nigerian Army has recovered eight ballot boxes and 310 Permanent Voters Card (PVCs) from suspected political thugs who tried to use them for election irregularities during the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

The recovery was made known to reporters during a Show of Force exercise aimed at reassuring electorates of the commitment of security agencies to protecting them during and after the Governorship and House of Assembly elections of April 11.

Briefing the reporters, the Commanding Officer of the 222 Battalion, Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State in south-south Nigeria, Lieutenant Col. Mathew Oyekola, said that the success recorded in the Presidential and National Assembly elections of March 28, necessitated a repeat ahead of the April 11 polls.
“The suspects and the electoral materials have since been handed over to the police and the returning officer for the local government area,” he told reporters.
Areas covered by the Show of Force exercise include; Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Isoko North, Isoko South and Ethiope East.

Others are Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West, Bomadi and Burutu Local Government Areas.

Credit: Channels

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