A detachment of mobile police men attached to the Abia state Government House, Umuahia, the state capital, on Thursday invaded the secretariat of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria,(ASCSN) Abia state chapter located at No. 122 Ikot Ekpene Road, Umuahia, where the association was holding an election to elect new executive officers.
It was gathered that the mobile police men who were led by the Chief Security Officer(CSO) to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, of Abia state, CSP Ubani in the company of Mr. Ihechi Enogwe, a contestant for the position of the state chairman of the association, arrived the scene by by 12:13 pm as delegates from all the federal establishment 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 gathered, 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 a pettition 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 was connected to the Chief of Saff 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 newly elected officers of the union 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.