The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has confirmed the death of three of its staff in a ghastly motor accident in Borno State.
The officials were confirmed dead in a statement released through the office of Festus Okoye, chairman, information and voter education officer in the state, Truetalknews reports.
Okoye in the statement dated Monday, April 19, confirmed that the road crash which led to the death of the officials happened on Sunday, April 18.
The victims, Adamu Mohammed, Abubakar Hamma Joda and Suleiman Umar, were said to be travelling for special training ahead of the conversion of Voting points into Polling units in the state when the unfortunate incident happened.
While praying for the repose of their souls, INEC extends its condolence to the bereaved families, adding that the officials died in the course of a national assignment.
The commission also wishes the injured staff a speedy recovery, adding that the Supervising National Commissioner for Borno, Adamawa and Taraba States, AVM Ahmed Tijjani Mu’azu will represent the commission at their funeral of the deceased.
See below a copy of the letter of confirmation on the staff’s death as made available to newsmen by INEC.
“The training is to be cascaded to State level nationwide ahead of the fieldwork for the physical conversion of the VPs to PUs. The aim is to conclude the exercise ahead of the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on June 28, 2021.
“The three staff died in the course of national assignment. While praying for the repose of their souls, the Commission extends its condolence to their families and wishes the injured staff speedy recovery.”
In another news, INEC had threatened to blacklist political parties who could not conduct peaceful congresses and engage in violent fiascos.
The commission made this known in a statement on Monday by its spokesman, Festus Okoye, Truetalknews reports.