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#NigeriaDecides: INEC Suspends Collation Of Results In Kebbi As Returning Officer Disappears




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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been forced to suspend the collation of results in Kebbi State following the disappearance of a returning officer.

Naija News gathered the returning officer for Marafa ward, in Birnin Kebbi, could not be traced since about 2pm on Sunday.

Before the disappearance, he was asked to step aside and reconcile some discrepancies in the result figures he brought to the collation centre.

That was, however, the last that has been seen of him so far with the development holding INEC officials at the collation center to ransom and forcing the electoral body to suspend activities.

Police Caution Presidential Candidates

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has asked presidential candidates to caution their party supporters against putting put pressure on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In a statement on Monday by its Spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force asked the flagbearers to tell their supporters to allow the electoral body to deliver on its constitutional duty.

Adejobi also asked presidential candidates to warn party supporters against making provocative comments capable of unnecessarily creating undue excitement and heating up the polity.

The Force spokesman said citizens have the responsibility to ensure the country is protected against violence, adding that Nigerians must curb actions capable of triggering violence during the collation of election results.

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Adejobi called on Nigerians to maintain peace and also urged INEC to ensure quick collation of the results following the high expectations for the election.

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