The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that one of its supervisory presiding officers, who was abducted on the eve of the governorship election in Bayelsa State, has been released.
The victim, who was abducted at the Amassoma jetty in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, regained his freedom on Saturday.
This was confirmed in a statement by Wilfred Ifogah, INEC’s Head of Department of Voter Education and Publicity in Bayelsa State.
In the official statement, Ifogah said: “The Independent National Electoral Commission, Bayelsa State Office, is pleased to inform stakeholders and concerned citizens in Nigeria that the INEC SPO earlier abducted on the eve of the election has been freed and is doing fine.”
INEC had earlier reported the abduction of one of its supervisory presiding officers in Bayelsa State on the eve of the election. The officer was assigned to Registration Area 06 (Ossiama) in Sagbama LGA and was abducted while waiting to board a boat at the Amassoma jetty.