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General News of Sunday, 19 March 2023


INEC officials delay collation of results in key Northern State over dollar gift from politician

Borno State Borno State

The newspaper stated that the INEC ad-hoc staff took the decision after getting to the collation centre in Biu local government area on Saturday night, March 18, but did not find their Ward Collation Officer who allegedly received the money on their behalf.

An argument ensued when they could not find him at the collation centre and his line was unreachable.

They claimed that the collation officer collected the money on their behalf and promised to give them after the election.

“They’re looking for him and trying his number it’s not connecting. They said they won’t release the INEC materials till their share is given to them. A group of them have gone home with the materials,” said a witness.

Borno is one of the 28 states where the governorship election was held on Saturday.