Less than 48 hours to the INEC registration deadline, thugs on Friday disrupted the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, exercise at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Ijesha, Surulere area of Lagos State.
The thugs stole the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and Continuous Voter Registration machines and took to their heels.
The incident happened in the presence of some persons trying to register to beat the July 31st deadline set by INEC.
As a result of the incident, the parish priest had to lock up the church as people scampered for safety.
An eyewitness who identified herself as Dr. Ambassador Princess Okojie Igbemudia said the thugs stormed the church and disrupted the exercise because they thought that those registering will vote for the Labour party.
It was learned that the police had been deployed to the area to ensure peace and order.
INEC has said that there will be no going back on the July 31st registration deadline.
Thugs invade PVC registration center, made away with machines
Some thugs have invaded St. Bridget Catholic Church ljesha, Surulere Lagos, and carted away registration pic.twitter.com/VuuXWDSY6o
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