The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday, May 18 shared a video of its office destroyed by fire set by unknown persons in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi state two days after its Enugu headquaters was torched.
Meanwhile, INEC is set to take a bold step to stop the attacks on its offices in parts of the country. The commission has planned a meeting with heads of security agencies to address the issue. In another news, the electoral umpire has given a scary verdict concerning the 2023 general election. It said preparation for the coming general election will be negatively affected if attacks on its facilities continue. This was disclosed by Festus Okoye, INEC’s spokespersonin an interview with the press. He stated that as a result of the attack, many sensitive and non-sensitive materials, including generators and card readers have been lost.
Meanwhile, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing has urged Nigerians to allow free, fair and credible elections in 2023. Laing, however, said the United Kingdom (UK) would deny visas to Nigerians who disrupt the 2023 elections.
Laing, who made this known on Tuesday, May 18, in Port Harcourt on her maiden visit to Rivers state, cautioned Governor Nyesom Wike and minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to cement their legacies on a positive note by ensuring peaceful 2023 elections in the state.
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