KogiDecides: Dino Melaye’s nephew allegedly shot at PU yesterday, dies Sunday morning*
Senator Dino Melaye said on Sunday that his nephew who was shot on Saturday during voting exercise died Sunday morning.
He said Olorunjuwon died from gun shots wounds sustained at his polling unit on Saturday.
Dino Melaye announced this on his Twitter page Sunday morning saying: “My nephew Olorunjuwon who was shot at my polling unit yesterday died this morning. My brother, your death is a supreme sacrifice in the struggle for the liberation of our people. Rest in peace aburo… So sad.”
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared 30 of its staff missing.
The ad-hoc staff took part in Saturday’s Kogi State governorship election. They were posted to Olamaboro Local Government Area (LGA) by the commission.
They were declared missing around 1 a.m. on Sunday during the final collation of results in the local government.
The missing INEC staff include Presiding Officers (POs) and Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs) of polling units in Imane ward 1 and 2 of Olamaboro LGA of Kogi State.
Many of the ad-hoc staff used by INEC are corps members of the NYSC.
Just as the whereabouts of the officials are unknown, results from the polling units where they served have also been declared missing.
Announcing the development, the LGA Election Officer, in-charge of collating and announcing the local government’s results, Garba Mahmood, said the INEC ad-hoc staff were reported missing after the observation of some police officers who raised concern that they were last seen shortly after voting ended at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Mahmood said repeated calls to their telephone numbers did not go through.
According to a PREMIUM TIMES AND PTCIJ observer who witnessed the declaration by Mr Mahmood, the official asked party agents whether or not the missing staff should be waited for. Based on their response, he declared them missing.
The Kogi governorship election was characterized by violence, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and vote buying in many parts of the state.