Electoral officer dies in boat accident

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THE Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. James Apam, has confirmed the death of an ad-hoc Electoral Officer (EO) in a boat accident in Ibaji Local Government Area of the state.

The deceased (names withheld) was on election duty on Saturday when he met his untimely death. The boat he and others were travelling in capsized.

According to the REC, the deceased ad-hoc staff was a student of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, engaged for the governorship election in the state.

He said efforts were already being made to convey the body of the deceased ad-hoc staff to Lokoja, the state capital.

Meanwhile, the results of the Kogi State governorship election were still being announced at the governorship election collation centre at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Lokoja, the state capital, as at the time of filing this report.

Results from 12 local government areas have so far been announced out of twenty one local government areas of the state.

The governorship election has stirred controversy among the political class as tension mounts in the state ahead of final declaration of the results.

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