Hoodlums over the weekend disrupted the distribution of the Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) in some parts of Ikpoba Okha LGA of Edo State.
It was learnt that the incident happened on Friday and Saturday in Ward 01 at Iwogban/Uteh; Ward 05 at St Saviour’s School; Ward 07 at Ugbekun; Ward 06 at Maria Goretti College; RA 09 at Obanyator; Army Children’s School and Ogheghe Health Centre.
The hoodlums were said to have stormed the collection centres in the morning when officials of INEC moved the distribution of the PVCs to ward level.
The Head of Voter Education, Edo INEC office, Timidi Wariowe, in a statement, said, “INEC, Edo State, has received reports of unruly incidents between yesterday Friday and Saturday which degenerated to the disruption of the collection of PVCs and threat to officials and materials in the five wards.
He said INEC had informed the police command about the situation.
He called on the citizens, especially community leaders, on the need to ensure the safety of INEC officials and materials deployed to their various communities to ensure that voters collected their PVCs and were able to vote in the elections.