INEC office in Ebonyi State set ablaze OFFICE

INEC office in Ebonyi on fire

THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ebonyi State, Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, has reported that the Izzi Local Government Area office located in Iboko, was set ablaze on Sunday morning.

The incident occurred around 10.00am when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze.

A statement by Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner and chairman, Voter Education and Publicity, on Sunday, November 27, said

“Although no casualties resulted from the attack, the main building and all the movable and immovable items inside it were destroyed. These include 340 ballot boxes, 130 voting cubicles, 14 electric power generators, large water storage tanks, assorted office furniture and fixtures and yet to be determined quantities of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs).”

Part of the statement reads:
“The attention of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies has been drawn to the incident and have commenced investigation.

“Sadly, this is the third attack on our Local Government office in less than three weeks following similar attacks on our offices in Ogun and Osun States on 10th November 2022.”

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