INEC Local Government Office in Abia State Set Ablaze
The Independent National Electoral, Commission says its office recently renovated office in Ohafia Local Government Area has been set ablaze.
National Commissioner in charge of information Festus Okoye made the disclosure after the commission's meeting in Abuja Monday.
Okoye said the commission discussed a number of issues but most disturbing is the burning of their local government office as reported by the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the State, Dr. Joseph Iloh.
The commissioner who said there were no casualties in the incident in the incident that occurred late on Sunday night, 9th May 2021 said the building was virtually destroyed alongside furniture items, all electoral materials and office equipment.
He said the matter has been reported to the police for investigation.
Last week, the Commission reported an attack on its office in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and expressed anxiety about the impact of such attacks on electoral activities, including the ongoing expansion of voter access to Polling Units, resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), pending bye-elections, end-of-tenure elections and ultimately the 2023 General Election.
The Commission reassured Nigerians that all activities in relation to the ongoing expansion of voter access to Polling Units and preparations for the resumption of CVR as well as all scheduled elections will proceed as planned.