… loses plenty PVCs, 340 ballot boxes, others
By Chioma Obinagwam
Miscreants have razed the office of Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office at Izzi Local Government Area (LGA) in Ebonyi state, south eastern part of the country, with fire.
Confiance News gathered from a statement from INEC on Sunday.
The office of the INEC
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, reported that the Izzi Local Government Area (LGA) office located in Iboko, was set ablaze this morning.
The incident occurred around 10.00am when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze.
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).
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) 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.