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Criminals demolish INEC office in Abia



Hoodlums demolish INEC office in Abia

The Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia
State has been set on fire by criminals.

criminals demolish INEC office in Abia

An assertion delivered by
the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education
Committee Festus Okoye, today May 10, says the consumed office was as of late
revamped. The assertion added further that this was not the first run through
the Commission’s office was assaulted in the state recently.

The statement reads


“The Commission met today,
Monday 10th May 2021, and discussed a wide-range of issues, including a
disturbing report from Abia State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner for the
State, Dr. Joseph Iloh, reported that INEC’s recently renovated office in
Ohafia Local Government Area has been set ablaze.

The incident occurred late
on Sunday night, 9th May 2021. There are no casualties on the part of our staff
on guard duty but the building was virtually destroyed. Apart from furniture
items, all electoral materials and office equipment were destroyed”, the
statement read.

The matter has been
reported to the police for investigation.

It will be recalled that
only last week, the Commission reported an attack on its office in Essien Udim
Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and expressed anxiety about the impact
of such attacks on electoral activities, including the ongoing expansion of
voter access to Polling Units, resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration
(CVR), pending bye-elections, end-of-tenure elections and ultimately the 2023
General Election.

The latest incident in Abia
State is one too many. This is not the first attack on the Commission’s
facilities in the State in recent times. Five months ago on 13th December 2020,
the INEC LGA office in Aba South was completely burnt down while that of
Arochukwu LGA was vandalised and ransacked in October 2020.

These facilities are
national assets, which must be protected. Accordingly, the Commission is
convening an emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on
Election Security (ICCES) next week to discuss this disturbing trend.

Meanwhile, the Commission
wishes to reassure Nigerians that all activities in relation to the ongoing expansion
of voter access to Polling Units and preparations for the resumption of CVR as
well as all scheduled elections will proceed as planned.”



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The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

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He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

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Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

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