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Catholic Priests on Saturday saved a Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPA) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from being beaten up by youths for trying to stop voting in Enugu.
The incident happened at polling unit 004, 005, 006, and 007 located at Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu.
Trouble started when the SPO visited the polling units and asked the Presiding Officer (PO) to close voting around 4:30pm stressing that it was getting late.
The Eastern Updates reports that the INEC official and election materials arrived at the PU around 12.30pm before accreditation and voting commenced.
Angered by her statement, the angry youths descended on her but the quick intervention of priests around saved her and voting continued.
A man identified as Samuel Arunsi Eze was on Saturday, 25th February, reportedly beheaded by a political thug known as Daniel Mgba during the electoral violence in the Ndi Agwu community of Abam, Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State.
According to eyewitnesses, two individuals lost their lives in the course of the ongoing general election.
Confirming the gruesome incident, eyewitnesses noted the need for peaceful conduct during the electoral process as the second person involved in the incident was also reportedly killed, Tribune reported.
The incident has sparked widespread condemnation and calls for thorough investigation and justice for the victims.