65,699 PVCs, 904 ballot boxes destroyed in Ogun office fire incident – INEC

The national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given a report of items destroyed when its office in Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta South Local Government of Ogun State was set aflame by some unknown hoodlums at night.

According to a statement signed by the commission’s spokesperson, Festus Okoye, a total of 65,699 uncollected Permanent Voters Cards were gutted by the fire.

Okoye explained further that 904 ballot boxes, 29 voting cubicles, 30 megaphones, 57 election bags, eight and power generators were also razed by the inferno.

He lamented that the building and all movable assets in the INEC office were destroyed by the fire.

The commission described as disturbing the fact that a similar attack was witnessed in Ede South Local Government Area, where the INEC was attacked and set ablaze.

While saying the attention of police and other security agencies had been drawn to the incidents, Okoye expressed worry that these attacks were coming within 106 days to the next general election when the commission has commenced the movement of materials to its offices.

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