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BREAKING: INEC bars many journalists from Kogi collation centre

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred many journalists from gaining entrance into its collation centre in Lokoja.

Scores of journalists are stranded outside the collation centre as at the time of this report.

An INEC official who spoke to Legit.ng say the hall for the collation centre is small hence the need to prune down the journalists who will be allowed into the place.

INEC bars many journalists from Kogi collation centre

Security men used a police van to block the road leading to the INEC's collation centre in Lokoja, the state capital.
Source: UGC

"We have a list and only the media houses in that list will be allowed into the hall,'' an INEC official told journalists waiting at the gate.

A peep into the list shows it is filled with popular newspaper outlets and television stations in the country.

The collation is about to commence at the time this report was filed.

The road leading to INEC office cordoned off by the police.

Legit.ng notes that the security measure might not unconnected with the violence that characterised the Saturday, November 16 election in the state.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that the violence that took over the governorship and senatorial elections in Kogi state has resulted in the death of a nephew to Senator Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the re-run for the legislative seat.

Melaye confirmed the death of Olorunjuwon early on Sunday, November 17, saying the deceased paid the ultimate price for the liberation of the Kogi people.

"My nephew Olorunjuwon who was shot at my pooling unit yesterday died this morning. My brother your death is a Supreme sacrifice in the struggle for the liberation of our people. Rest in peace aburo... So sad," Melaye mourned.

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