Hoodlums raze INEC office in Ebonyi, destroy PVCs, others

Hoodlums at the weekend, set fire on the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State destroying several Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and other items.

Festus Okoye INEC’s National Commissioner & Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee said the incident occurred around 10.00 am “when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze,”

According to him, “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).”

He said security agencies have been informed about the most recent incident and that an investigation has started.

“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,” Okoye said.



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