During Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the state on Monday, Rev. Udoh- Tom, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Delta State, confirmed the assassination of an election official.
In an interview with reporters on Monday in Asaba, Udoh-Tom revealed this and said that the unnamed official had been shot on Saturday while traveling to the state’s Ukwani Local Government Area to give election results.
Udoh-Tom said: “There was an attack in Ukwani LGA where one of our staff was shot on his way with the election results after the election.
“The gunmen opened fire at their bus and unfortunately killed the INEC official [while] others sustained injuries. The other ad hoc staff who were injured were identified as members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who are now receiving treatment, but we are planning on how to move them to a hospital in Asaba.”