Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

Nigeria 2019 POLLS: 15 thousand uncollected voters cards burnt in INEC office

By Olumide Ajayi

Uncollected permanent voter cards (PVCs) were burnt when yet to be identified persons attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Isialangwa south local government area of Abia state.

Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu
Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

According to a reliable source Nedu Ekeke on his Twitter page said:“The fire was brought under control, but the room housing the PVC’s was damaged & uncollected PVCs burnt. So, the PVCs may be one of the targets of the arsonists,”.

In the same vein, the state resident electoral commissioner,Joseph Iloh,  also confirmed that the incident happened on Sunday.

He said about 15,000 uncollected PVCs were burnt as well as the register containing the number of registered voters.

He added that INEC, however, has the authentic list of registered voters at its headquarters in Umuahia, the state capital.

The state police command said they are investigating the matter and perpetrators of the crime will be made to face justice.

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