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Rivers election: I chewed INEC papers, my sim card in fear – INEC collation officer tells committee of inquiry

Rivers election: I chewed INEC papers, my sim card in fear – INEC collation officer tells committee of inquiry

Dr. Felix Nte, an assemblage officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has described to the commission of request in Rivers State, how he ate INEC papers out of dread.

The commission of request was set up by the State Government to investigate the savagery and killings that portrayed the February 23 and March 9, 2019, general races in the State.

Nte said he ate INEC papers and nearly censured his sim card of dread after unabating discharges by security agents.

Nte was responsible for Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State amid the race.

He further told the board of trustees that he froze and came up short on the gathering focus in the committee region.

He was welcome to affirm as an observer on the supposed militarisation of the discretionary procedure, particularly in Rivers State.

As indicated by him, “I arrived INEC office in Oyibo LGA at about 12.00pm and gathered materials. I was later registered with the resemblance focus and appeared table. From that minute, it showed up I was confined by the military.

“Prior to the declaration of the outcome, the weight turned out to be much and we figured out how to sneak out as a result of the course of discharges.

“Before I understood what was occurring, I was biting INEC papers. I was going to eat my SIM card before somebody tapped me and yelled, ‘Would you like to slaughter yourself?’

“It was one Hon. Chisom, who saw my vulnerable circumstance and took me to an inn premises in the territory.

“The clamor that I heard appeared that of the military. In any case, I didn’t see them and when I recouped from the stun, I didn’t see the sacks that I was conveying once more.”

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