Suspected hoodlums have burnt down the Ughelli office of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission amidst the ongoing local government election in the State. The incident it was gathered occurred in the early hours of Saturday. The building housing sensitive materials for the exercise was razed by some youths said to be working for a top politician. It was gathered that many persons were injured in the incident but no life was lost as the hoodlums shot indiscriminately.
Ughelli north is the country home of Delta State 2015 governorship candidate of the APC, Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor, and the senator representing Delta Central, Chief Ovie Omo-Agege. Meanwhile, the Chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Uvwie LG, Engr. Ufuoma Okenini, has raised the alarm that APC members were under threat by political thugs suspected to be members of a party.