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Abia Govt, Police Interrupt ASCSN Election In Umuahia


(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Abia State Government on Thursday, through the Chief of Staff to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, using a detachment of police personnel, interrupted the election of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, Abia State Chapter.

Our Correspondent reports that the Association were holding their election at its Secretariat situated at No. 122 Ikot Ekpene Road, Umuahia, the Abia State capital when all of a sudden a detachment of mobile policemen from the Government House invaded the venue.

It was also gathered that a team of Policemen which was led by the Chief Security Officer(CSO) to the Governor of Abia state, CSP Ubani arrived at the Union Secretariat in the company of Mr. Ihechi Enogwe, a contestant for the position of Chairman by 12:13 pm as delegates from all the Federal Establishments Units of the Union were casting their votes to elect the new Federal Chapter Executives in the State.

The CSO and his team, it was also learnt, interrupted the election and insisted that the National Vice President, and the Assistant Secretary General, of the Union who were supervising the election must follow them to Government House to meet with the Chief of Staff to the Governor based on petition brought before the Chief of Staff by Mr Enogwe.



It was further gathered that the delegates who were Senior Civil Servants from Federal Establishments protested the intrusion of the Police operatives in the peaceful Union election because a contestant Mr Enogwe is connected to the Chief of Staff to the Governor.

The National Vice President and the Assistant Secretary General were allegedly whisked away to the Government House while the election went on and results announced and subsequently, the new Executive were sworn in to pilot the affairs of the Chapter in Abia State for the next four years.

The election was conducted under the supervision of the Controller, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr Samuel Ogiriga.


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