On Friday, an official was kidnapped while waiting to board a boat at the Amassoma Jetty.
“In addition, INEC says that its SPO (Supervising Polling Officer) assigned to Registration Area 06 (Ossioma) in Sagbama LGA was kidnapped while waiting to board a boat at Amassoma Jetty. “The security agencies have been notified,” the commission said late Friday in a statement.
Meanwhile, a boat transporting 12 commission officials for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state was overturned on Friday, resulting in the loss of result sheets.
“We wish to confirm that a boat carrying election personnel to Registration Area-17 (Koluama) in Southern Ijaw LGA capsized,” said a spokesperson for the commission in the state, Wilfred Ifogah.
“Fortunately, no life was lost as all election personnel numbering 12 and the boat operator were rescued.
“We however lost our result sheets, power banks, and liggage containing personnel effects of staff.
“The total number of registered voters in the affected Registration Areas is 5,386 and the number of PVCs collected is 5,311. INEC is making efforts to ensure the conduct of elections in the affected area.”