BREAKING: Voters, INEC officials flee as bomb explosion rocks polling unit
Voters and the officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have flee a polling unit in Umuola Hall, Ward 8, Ogbor Hill, Aba North Local Government Area of Abia State when the explosion rocks the area on Saturday. It is not clear immediately if a bomb was planted at the polling unit to scare away voters. DAILY GIST gathered that no death was recorded during the incident but minor casualties were recorded.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is currently conducting a bye-election in Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency.
Ossy Prestige, the lawmaker who represented the constituency at the House of Representatives, died on February 6 and his seat was declared vacant. Ahead of the bye-election, top politicians in the area had engaged in a heated argument. They had accused one another of plotting to instigate violence during the exercise.
The election was going on smoothly at the affected polling unit until a substance suspected to be a bomb went off. Security agents later stormed the scene to restore nolmacy in the area.