The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called an emergency meeting after two of its offices in Ogun and Osun States were attacked by hoodlums on Thursday.
Festus Okoye, INEC’s national spokesperson, said its Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) will meet today Friday over the attacks.
The commission said its office in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun was completely burnt down, resulting in the destruction of 65,699 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and 29 voting cubicles, amongst others.
Okoye said the attack was confirmed by the commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ogun, Dr Niyi Ijalaiye, and a similar attack was confirmed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun State, Dr. Mutiu Agboke, who reported that their office in Ede South Local Government Area was attacked and set ablaze.
The commission is worried that with just 106 days to the 2023 general election, the attacks may hamper the distribution of election materials to its offices across the nation.