INEC LGA OFFICE IN AKWA IBOM STATE SET ABLAZE

INEC office in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state has been set ablaze in the early hours of today.

INEC national commissioner for information, Festus Okoye who confirm the incident says 345 ballot boxes, 135 voting cubicles, megaphones, water tanks and office furniture were destroyed.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom State, Mike Igini who reported the incident to the INEC national headquarters however says the security guard on duty escaped unhurt.

INEC says if such attacks are not checked, may constitute a setback on the Commission’s preparations, including the ongoing conversion of Voting Points to Polling Units, the forthcoming Continuous Registration of Voters exercise and the conduct of polls.

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