Hoodlums have destroyed 65,699 yet to be collected Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs in separate attacks on its offices in Ogun and Osun States.
In a statement, INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee’s Chairman, Festus Okoye says the attack occurred during the early hours of Thursday at the commission’s offices in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State and the Ede South Local Government Area Of Osun State.
The statement says the hoodlums overpowered the security men on duty and set ablaze the entire Abeokuta INEC Office while a portion of its Ede’s Office in Osun was destroyed.
It notes that 904 ballot boxes, 29 voting cubicles, 30 megaphones, 57 election bags, and eight electric power generators were also destroyed.
The statement says security agencies have commenced investigation into the attacks.
“With just 106 days to the 2023 General Election when the Commission has commenced the movement of materials to our offices nationwide, these simultaneous attacks are very worrisome indeed,” the statement reads.
According to the statement, INEC will convene an emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on ”election security” on Friday, to discuss the the attacks on politicians and other disturbing political trends related to the 2023 elections.
The statement adds that INEC is committed to delivering a free, credible and fair elections in 2023.
Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu