PVCs destroyed as hoodlums set INEC office ablaze in Ebonyi (Video)

Fire outbreak

By BARBARA KALU, Abakaliki –

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been set ablaze by unidentified hoodlums.

Several items including ballot boxes, Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), voting cubicles, among others were destroyed in the fire incident that occurred around 10:00 AM on Sunday morning.

The INEC’s National Commissioner & Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, has confirmed the incident in statement.

Mr. Okoye said: “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)

Mr. 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,” he said.

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