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BREAKING: Independent National Electoral Commission Office Set Ablaze In Abia, Elections Threatened

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The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee workplace within the Ohafia Native Authorities Space of Abia state has been set ablaze.

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In a press release on Monday, INEC’s Nationwide Commissioner and Chairman, Info and Voter Training Committee, Festus Okoye, said that the incident occurred on Sunday evening.



That is taking place every week after one of many fee’s places of work in Akwa Ibom was razed–Sunday, Might 2, precisely every week earlier than the recent arson assault. 

The reason for the fireplace incident had but to be ascertained as on the time of submitting this report. 

Okoye stated though there aren’t any casualties within the newest fireplace incident in Abia, all electoral supplies and workplace gear had been destroyed.

He stated the assaults may have an effect on the continued growth of voter entry to polling models, resumption of the continual voter registration (CVR), pending bye-elections and in the end the 2023 Basic Election.



The assertion partly learn, “The newest incident in Abia State is one too many. These amenities are nationwide property, which should be protected. Accordingly, the Fee is convening an emergency assembly of the Inter-Company Consultative Committee on Election Safety (ICCES) subsequent week to debate this disturbing pattern.

“In the meantime, the Fee needs to reassure Nigerians that each one actions in relation to the continued growth of voter entry to Polling Items and preparations for the resumption of CVR in addition to all scheduled elections will proceed as deliberate.”

This isn’t the primary assault on INEC’s amenities in Abia in current instances.

5 months in the past, on December 13, its LGA workplace in Aba south was fully burnt down whereas that of Arochukwu LGA was vandalised in October 2020.

Poll Bins, Others Destroyed As Hoodlums Burn Down Nationwide Electoral Fee Workplace In Akwa Ibom.

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