PVCs, Voters Register Burnt as INEC Office in Plateau Catches Fire Few Days to General Elections

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The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Qua’an Pan Local Government area of Plateau State has been razed fire.

Head of Voters Education in the state, Mr. Osaratin Imahiyereobo, confirmed this on Sunday in a press statement and said the fire incident has caused a setback to the conduct of the February 16 presidential election.

“The INEC office in Qua’an Pan has been engulfed by fire causing a setback for the preparations for the general elections in the Local Government Area,” he said.

“The office is completely burnt with all its content, that is: ballot boxes, generators serviced and filled with fuel, cubicules, newly printed electronic and manual voters register, uncollected PVCs, materials for the preparations of RAC and other materials yet to be identified.”

“He added that the management team led by the Administrative Secretary, Gbadamasi Rasheed are on their way to assess the situation.”

He said it was too early to suspect any sabotage.

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