The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has removed Musa Izam, the Collation Officer it assigned to Bokkos Local Government of Plateau state.

Izam, a physics lecturer at the University of Jos, had earlier attempted to abscond without declaring the results of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, but was apprehended by youths in the area, who forced him back to the collation centre.

The Head, Voter Education, of INEC in Plateau stte Osaretin Imahiyereobo said Izam was removed because he could not perform his assignment.

He said that INEC had to act fast to avoid delay in the collation exercise.

Izam, who started the collation of the results brought from the local government’s Wards on Sunday, told party agents, INEC officials and observers that he needed a little time to ease himself.

The official, however, disappeared from the centre, and took off to Jos.��^~�

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