Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State, Southeastern Nigeria, has been set ablaze.
Festus Okoye, INEC spokesman, made this known in a statement that the incident occurred on Sunday night.
There is no known cause of the fire incidents yet at the time of filing this report, however, the incident is suspected to be caused by hoodlums attacking the commission’s facilities.
Okoye said although there are no casualties in the latest fire incident in Abia, all electoral materials and office equipment were destroyed.
Part of the statement read; “The latest incident in Abia State is one too many. 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,” he said.
“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.”