The workplace of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, in Essien Udim Native Authorities Space of Akwa Ibom state has been set ablaze.
INEC Nationwide Commissioner and Chairman, Info and Voter Training Committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed the incident in an announcement launched on Sunday.
The workplace was set ablaze by unidentified individuals within the early hours of Sunday, Might 2nd, 2021.
A part of the assertion learn: “The resident electoral commissioner of Akwa Ibom state. Barr. Mike Igini confirmed that our workplace in Essien Udim LGA has been set ablaze.
“The incident occurred within the early hours of Sunday. Our safety guard on obligation was unharmed however the destruction to the constructing and properties had been in depth.
“Objects destroyed embody; 345 poll containers, 135 voting cubicles, megaphones, water tanks and workplace furnishings.
“The police have commenced investigation. The current assault on our facility after now we have simply concluded the stock of electoral supplies nationwide in readiness for the 2023 election is worrisome.”
The fee warned that these assaults might trigger a delay within the fee’s preparation for 2023 common election if not checked.
“If unchecked these assaults might represent a setback for the fee preparations together with the continued conversion of voting factors to polling models, the continual registration of voters (CVR) train and the conduct of polls,” the assertion added.
The fee promised to depart no stone unturned to get better from the incident in Akwa Ibom state and put together for electoral actions.
INEC workplace set ablaze in Akwa Ibom