Men of the 222 Battalion, Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State have recovered 8 Ballot Boxes and 310 Permanent Voters Card, PVCs from men suspected to be political thugs. According to Vanguard, the men were trying to use the PVCs for election irregularities during the presidential and national assembly election, which was held on March 28.
The Commanding Officer of the battalion, Lt. Col. Mathew Oyekola stated this during the show of force exercise aimed at reassuring electorates of the commitment of security agencies in protecting them during and after the governorship and state House of Assembly election.
“As a command, we made series of successes in stemming the tide of election irregularities by arresting some persons who wanted to perpetrate violence as well as the recovery of 8 ballot boxes and 310 PVCs at Ndokwa East Local Government Area.
“The suspects and the electoral materials have since been handed over to the police and the Returning Officer for the LGA.”