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Unknown gunmen disenfranchise some electorates as they snatch polling boxes in Anambra gubernatorial

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By Chris Njoku

Not minding the insecurity atmosphere in the region which many feared could result in voter apathy, Anambra people still turned out en-mass to vote in today Governorship election. T

there were reports of some hitches, largely due to the malfunctioning of the voting machines, many analysts have scored the Independent National Electoral Commission a fair mark. In some polling centres, voters were completely disenfranchised not by INEC or the security forces, but by non-state actors who made it impossible for people to vote.

Report reaching out desk revealed that some unknown gunmen disrupted the voting process and took away ballot boxes. This report will analyse how unknown gunmen invaded a polling unit and made away with polling boxes in the polling unit located inside Immaculate Catholic Church and Saint Faith Catholic Church in Fegge, Onitsha Anambra State after shooting into the air to clear security operatives, electorates and observers.

Obviously this is an isolated incident yet it is significant because it has disenfranchised the voters of that polling unit and denied them the opportunity to have a say in who becomes the next governor of Anambra State.