The Independent National Electoral Commission has suspended the Saturday’s bye-election to fill the vacant seat of Ekiti East Constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Tella Adeniran, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti.
He said the commission suspended the poll following the violence unleashed on voters and officials of the electoral body by political thugs.
Adeniran said the election was peaceful until hoodlums stormed two polling units of ward 009 unit 008 and 009 and started shooting sporadically.
He said this led to the death of three voters while a police officer, Corps member and one of its staff sustaine