INEC expresses concern over the fire incidents at two of its local government offices.

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed concern about fire incidents at two of its local government offices.

Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye wrote in a statement that At the Qua’an Pan office, items destroyed include 5987 uncollected Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), 380 Voting Cubicles, 755 ballot boxes, 14 generators, election forms and official stamp”.

Mr Okoye said the commission has raised the matter with the police of the emerging trend of the burning of the Local Government Offices of the Commission close to the conduct of the elections and at a period when the Commission is engaged in the massive movement of election-related materials nationwide.”

he assure all Nigerians that the Commission will not succumb to the antics of arsonists whose motive might be to create fear in the minds of voters and sabotage the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

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