By Uchenna Odo
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Thursday, announced the suspension of the ongoing voter registration in Igbo Eze North Local government of Enugu State.
INEC’s information and voter registration officer, Chief Festus Okoye, said the move followed the spate of attacks on the electoral commission’s officials in the area.
Recall that on 3rd June, 2022, INEC headquarters at the council headquarters, Ogrute, was set ablaze by arsonists.
Okoye said, “Recently, the armed men attacked the registration centre (in the area), shooting sporadically; in the course of the ensuing stampede, one of our officers sustained injuries.
“In spite of the attack that led to the sustaining of injuries by our officer, the body continued the registration of voters in the ward level with the assistance of local vigilantes provided by the local authorities.
“The administrative secretary in Enugu, Mr Jude Okwuonu, reported that at about 2:30pm on Wednesday 13th July, the officials were also attacked at Community Primary School, Umuopu Ozzi Ward 9.
“Our two machines including the mobile phones of our workers were lost during the attack. The matter has been reported to the police station for investigations.”