Enugu Election Observers call on Int’l community, FG, Human Rights, others, to investigate attack on colleagues

Enugu Election Observers call on Int’l community, FG, Human Rights, others, to investigate attack on colleagues

Members of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)-accredited local and foreign Observers and Congress of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria, who monitored the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly Elections in Enugu State, have called on “the Federal Government, Securities Agencies, the International Community and Human Rights Organizations” to investigate and take action on

Members of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)-accredited local and foreign Observers and Congress of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria, who monitored the March 9 Governorship and House of Assembly Elections in Enugu State, have called on “the Federal Government, Securities Agencies, the International Community and Human Rights Organizations” to investigate and take action on “the brutal attack and assault on our colleagues (observers) in Umuida, Enugu Ezike, Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, Enugu State by supporters of a candidate”.

It was recently reported by members of Global Policy Advocate and Leadership Initiative, accredited by INEC as observers, that they were brutally attacked and humiliated by “thugs” at the residence of Senator Ayogu Eze of the All Progressives Congress (APC), when they paid him a visit to verify his alleged boycott of the election.

As a result of the injury sustained from the attack, it was also reported that the leader of the Team, Amaka Offor, fell seriously sick and fainted just a few meters away from the Enugu Police Command, immediately they were granted bail.

Reacting to the development, the independent observers, who were represented by their group leaders, namely, Amb. Samuel A. Onoja, Amb. Moses Ebahor, Rtn. Titus A. Alagba, Comr. Chidi Chielo and Hon. Kingsley Muogo, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of last Saturday’s elections in Enugu State, strongly condemned the heinous act “in its entirety”, disclosing that the incident “would have led to the death of our colleagues, who were exercising their legitimate duty”.

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