INEC office set ablaze in Izzi LGA of Ebonyi state


By Aaron Ossai

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it’s office in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi state has been set ablaze by yet to be identified persons.

A statement from the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye said the incident was reported by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the State, Mrs Onyeka Pauline Ugochi.

He said the incident occurred around 10.00 am on Sunday morning adding that no casualties resulted from the attack but that 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 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”, he stated.