Fire guts INEC office in Ebonyi, destroying PVCs and other items

Fire guts INEC office in Ebonyi, destroying PVCs and other items

Several Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and other items were destroyed when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ebonyi State’s Izzi Local Government Area was destroyed by fire on November 27.

According to a statement issued by INEC’s National Commissioner & Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, the fire incident occurred around 10 a.m. when some unidentified individuals set fire to the entire building.

“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

Okoye stated that 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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