ELECTION HOUSE CLOSED DOWN, Guarded by Armed Soldiers & PIU Personnel

By MUHAMMED S.BAH & Mustapha Jallow
Heavily armed security personnel from the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) were yesterday stationed at the Independent Electoral iec-chairmanCommission (IEC) headquarters, sending back anyone who tries to enter the IEC premises at the Bertil Harding Highway in Kanifing.

Foroyaa reporters visited the place yesterday and saw some armed soldiers and PIU personnel surrounding the building.
An IEC official told this reporter that all the staff who reported to work was asked to go back home including the IEC chairman, and senior IEC officials. No reason was disclosed as why the IEC building is barred and guarded.

A PIU officer, told Foroyaa that none of the I.E.C. staff who reported for work were allowed to go inside as the gates and doors were locked.  Asked whether she knows the reason behind this action, she responded in the negative and added that hopefully the staff would be allowed to work today.