INEC admits setback after its Enugu Office was set ablaze last night

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has admitted setback to its ongoing activities and preparations for upcoming


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INEC admits setback after its Enugu Office was set ablaze last night
Some electoral materials destroyed by the fire

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has admitted setback to its ongoing activities and preparations for upcoming electoral activities, following the burning of its office in Enugu State, around 8.40pm Thursday May 13.

 

In a statement released by the Commission few minutes ago on its twitter handle and obtained by Fresh Angle International, INEC described the attack on its Enugu Office as tragic, saying: “The office building was extensively damaged, while electoral materials and office equipment were destroyed in-spite of the best efforts of the Enugu State Fire Service to contain the inferno”.

 

While lamenting the spate of fire incidents involving its facilities in some states of the Federation, INEC noted: “The attention of the Police has been drawn to this yet another very worrisome development for investigation.

 

“This is the third incident involving INEC's Local Government offices in three States in less than two weeks. First, there was the destruction of the office in Essien Udim LGA of Akwa Ibom State on 2nd May 2021. This was followed by the fire at the Ohafia LGA office in Abia State on 9th May 2021.

 

Following the attack in Abia State, the Commission resolved to convene an emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) next week to discuss this disturbing trend. The latest destruction of the Commission's physical infrastructure and electoral facilities in Enugu State calls for an immediate review of the measures necessary to secure INEC's assets across the States.

 

Consequently, the Commission is convening an emergency meeting with all the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECS) on Wednesday 19th May 2021 in Abuja ahead of the meeting of ICCES”.

 

Ruins of the INEC Office, Enugu



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