“Unknown Persons “set INEC office ablaze in Akwa Ibom But The Elections will still hold tomorrow
Suspected hoodlums have burnt down an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibesikpo Asuntan local government area of Akwa Ibom state.
Some electoral materials were destroyed in the incident which happened on the eve of the governorship and state assembly elections.
Akwa Ibom was among the states that recorded high rate of violence in the presidential and national assembly elections.
Mike Igini, resident electoral
commissioner of the state, has visited the scene for assessment. He said the action would not affect Saturday’s elections.
“So, what we had destroyed there is just card readers, the registered voters list and ballot boxes. So that is what happened. But the good news is, because the entire ballot papers are intact, so what we have trying to do is basically trying to mop up our card readers as I speak to you, from the entire polling unit. You know, we have already recovered from our reserves, we have already got that.
“So we are good to go, the configuration of the card reader is currently ongoing, and I am very sure that before 5:00, we are done.” said the Resident Commsioner