INEC holds emergency meeting over attacks on facilities


The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, is currently presiding over an emergency meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners across the states at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, over attacks on its offices in some parts of the country.

Also present at the meeting are the National Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, the Technical Team to the Chairman, and Directors.

The commission’s office in Ohafia local government area of Abia State was set ablaze by hoodlums on Sunday night, a week after the commission’s headquarters in Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom State, was also razed by unknown persons.

Also, two offices of the Commission located in Ebonyi and Ezza North Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State were set ablaze by unidentified persons.

No casualties were recorded but there were extensive damages to the building and facilities.

The attack brings the number of offices of the Commission that have been torched to 23.

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