‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
DAILY COURIER – The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC office in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi state has been razed by unidentified persons early today, November 27, 2022.
This incidence is the third attack on INEC’s Local Government office in less than three weeks following similar attacks on our offices in Ogun and Osun States on 10th November 2022.
A statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye on Sunday November 27, 2022 reads in part:
“The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ebonyi State, Mrs Onyeka Pauline Ugochi, reported that our Izzi Local Government Area office located in Iboko, was set ablaze this morning.
“The incident occurred around 10.00am when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze.”
While 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).
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies has been drawn to the incident and have commenced investigation the statement concluded.