INEC Office Set Ablaze By Hoodlums In Akwa Ibom

INEC Office Set Ablaze By Hoodlums In Akwa Ibom

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state has been set ablaze by yet-to-be-identified hoodlums in the early hours of Sunday.

Ballot boxes and other electoral materials were burnt.

INEC National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, who confirmed the incident, said the security guard on duty, escaped unhurt, adding that the destruction to the building and properties was extensive.

According to him, 345 ballot boxes, including 135 voting cubicles, megaphones, water tanks and office furniture were destroyed.

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