The Electoral Officer and the Returning Officer for the Zamfara State governorship election in Maradun local government area have been kidnapped on their way to the collation centre.
Maradun Local Government Area is the hometown of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, who is seeking re-election.
The officials were heading for the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Gusau, the state capital, to deliver the result of the governorship election for Maradun LGA when they were intercepted and taken to an undisclosed location.
The Public Relations Officer of the state’s INEC, Muktari Janyau, who confirmed the incident said that the matter had been reported to the police, Daily Trust reports.
“Janyau said, “The Resident Electoral commissioner in charge of Zamfara state, Professor Sa,idu Babura Ahmed has reported the issue to the police commissioner for appropriate action”.
Meanwhile, the results for the election in 9 out of 14 local government areas have been announced and the opposition PDP is leading in seven local government.