Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has suffered many attacks just within the period of preparing for the Presidential Election ahead in 2023.
On Sunday, a settlement known as Igboeze North Local Government Area, Enugu State suffered a similar fate when some unknown men parading themselves with fire and other dangerous locally assembled weapons, set the commission’s office on fire and successfully destroyed seven hundred and forty-eight ballot boxes and brought down two hundred and forty voting cubicles.
Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education Committee, revealed this information to Journalists on Monday in Abuja.
He said the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Enugu state, Mr Emeka Ononamadu, reported that the office was set ablaze by unknown arsonists at 11.48pm on Sunday, July 3.
He explained that some arsonists forced their way into the premises, overpowering the security guards before setting the building on fire and destroying office furniture and some valuable equipment.
Though he revealed that INEC is not sure about the state of the Continuous Voter Registration, CVR Machine, as well as the Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs yet to be collected by the rightful owners.
Police have started putting resources together to fish out those responsible for the crime and hope to stop any further attacks on the government’s property before the date of the general election approach.