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INEC Reacts As Hoodlums Invade Lagos Catholic Church

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied reports that hoodlums carted away its Permanent Voter Card (PVC) registration machines in Lagos State.

Naija News earlier reported that some hoodlums invaded St. Bridge Catholic Church in the Surulere area of the state on Friday and reportedly stole materials and machines used by INEC officials for voter registration.

Reacting, INEC Spokesman in Lagos, Adenike Oriowo, confirmed to newsmen that the registration exercise was disrupted but the hoodlum didn’t steal any machine.

She disclosed that the Commission moved the registration in that centre to another polling unit in the area and the exercise continued smoothly.

Oriowo stated that the electoral agency is committed to registering as many people as possible and will try to do so within the limited time.

She said: “There were issues in the said CVR centre but orderliness was restored and the exercise continued smoothly.

“We have moved the registration in that centre to another polling unit in the area, and our officials have continued with the registration.

“People should be patient. We shall register as many people as possible. If people continue to disrupt the process, the opportunity to register more people before the deadline will be interrupted.

“Our commitment is to register as many people as possible and we will try to do so within the limited time.”