At least 340 ballot boxes were among critical items destroyed as unidentified persons set ablaze the office of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Izzi Local Government Area office located at Iboko.
Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, disclosed this in a statement Sunday.
Announcing fire the incident, Okoye said: “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.”
According to him, “The incident occurred around 10.00am when some unidentified persons set the entire building ablaze.
“Although 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),” Okoye said.