An INEC employee has been shot, and another cut with a machete in the face in the on-going election in Edo State.
According to the collation officer, Prof. Godswill Alaminiokuma, the incident started as a result of a violence which occurred in most units in Etsako Central, of Edo State, The Punch reports.
O another reason for the violence, the collation officer also said there was over-voting in the entire 11 units of a ward.
On the state of health of the victim, Alaminiokuma said the INEC workers are currently receiving treatment in the hospital. He also stressed that victim was not dead but in critical condition at a hospital in the state.
Speaking further, the collation officer explained that the officer was shot when violence erupted at the venue of the election.
Moreso, he disclosed that the electorates who had come to vote were forced to run to safety after some hoodlums suspected to be political thugs stormed the venue and disrupted the exercise.
Meanwhile, this development has led to election being inconclusive in the area.
On the result he stated that the Peoples Democratic Party polled 7,478 votes while the All Progressives Congress scored 8,359.