INEC office on fire

The Independent National Electoral Commission office in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area, one of the six south of Plateau, has been razed.

Head of Department Voter Education and Publicity in Plateau State confirmed the fire in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday.

Osaretin Imajiyereobo said election materials such as ballot boxes, PVCs, and voters registers were among the things burnt down.

The incident was caused by a drunken security man.

“ The office is completely burnt with all its content ie Ballot Boxes, Generators serviced and filled with fuel, cubicles, newly printed electronic and manual Voters Register, uncollected PVCs, materials for the preparations of RAC and other materials yet to be identified.”

The official said a management team led by the Plateau INEC Administrative Secretary, Gbadamasi Rasheed, was on its way to the area to assess the situation.