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Sunday, 3 February 2019
2019 election: Hoodlums break into INEC’s office, burn thousands of uncollected PVCs, voters’ registers
Unknown persons have reportedly broken into the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abia State and set ablaze thousands of uncollected Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, according to Vanguard.
According to the report, the hoodlums set ablaze over 15,000 uncollected PVCs.
They also destroyed the register containing all the names of registered voters in the area.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Joseph Iloh, confirmed the development to journalists on Sunday.
According to him, the arsonists broke into the INEC’s office through the window.
He, however, said that although “the PVCs and the register were burnt, the headquarters in Umuahia, has the authentic list of registered voters.”
The Abia State Police Command, has also assured that it has launched an investigation into the matter.
According to the newspaper, the police promised that the perpetrators of the dastardly act will be brought to book.