The Local Government Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni(ONELGA) in Rivers state,Nigeria was conveyed by boat through the ndoni axis of the LGA to another near by state to avoid been kidnapped by men on military uniform on Saturday, March 9,2019 during the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission across Nigeria.
Sources close to the chairman who did not want their names in print revealed that the men on military uniform after arresting some Peoples Democratic Party Chieftains in the LGA went in search of the chairman but he got wind of the planned kidnap and was ferried to another state
The Peoples Democratic Party had severally accused the Federal Government led All Progressive Party (APC) of using military men to arrest its members before and during the elections in order to keep them out of circulation till after the process
Many men of military uniform was seen hijacking electoral materials and also forcing INEC staff to declare results under gunpoint during Saturday’s election
The European Union mission who observed the election on March 9,2019 in its preliminary reports on the election released yesterday March 11,2019 accused the Nigeria Military of barring them from entering collation centre in INEC headquarters on Sunday,March 10
The Spokesperson of Nigeria Army had severally denied the involvement of its personnel in any wrong doing stressing that people are impersonating the Army