Ahead of the Presidential elections slated for Saturday, March 28, 2015, reports have it that the electoral materials meant for the polls in Rivers State have been whisked away by hoodlums.
It was also learnt that aside the electoral materials, the INEC personnel deployed to certain Local government areas in the state have been hijacked.
According to reports from online publication, Omojuwa.com, thugs working for an unidentified political party in the state attacked officials working for the nation’s electoral umpire who were moving materials to Akuku-Toru, Asari-Toru and Gokana Local Government areas.
Confirming the incident, a member of the APC in the state stated that: “PDP thugs hijacked materials and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, personnel meant for Akuku Toru Wards 15, 16 and 17.”
He also added that the hijacked materials and men were taken to Freetown, a hinterland coastal community.