Delta LG Polls: Presiding Officer Slumps, Dies On Duty

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By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri

Reports reaching AUTHENTIC News Daily has it that a Delta State Independent Electoral Commission’s (DSIEC) Presiding Officer on Saturday slumped and died at Onicha-Ugbo Community in Ika North Local Government Area,Delta State.

It was learnt that the presiding officer whose name is yet to be known was trying to carry a consignment of electoral materials when he slumped and gave up the ghost.

An eyewitness, Chike Diji confirmed the report just as he denied that nobody poisoned the Presiding Officer.

Diji noted that the DSIEC Presiding Officer may have died due to some health challenge he had stressing that,”Autopsy will prove the true position.”

He explained that it was at the point of carrying a consignment of electoral materials that the Presiding Officer slumped and died.

The member representing the people of Anioxha North in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Emeka Nwaobi confirmed the report to Our Correspondent in Isele-Ukwu saying,”It’s quite unfortunate.”

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP in the area, Prince Victor Egbune also confirmed the report.

Egbune said the incident occurred in the presence of security agents contrary to report that the Presiding Officer was poisoned.

In his words,”He just came in and carried out a consignment with electoral materials. It was at the point of carrying the second one that he slumped and died.”

“Nobody touched him. Nobody did anything to him.”

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