Suspected thugs loyal to All Progressive Congress (APC), has being accused of Bombing Akwa Ibom INCE office.
A report sent in to A DAY INFO has it that strange fire engulfed the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State at the evening hours of Friday
The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Mike Igini, who confirm the report to our correspondent vowed that elections will hold in the area.
A DAY INFO gathered, that no fewer than 160 Card Readers out of 190 provided for the area were burnt including 12 brand-new generators, computer sets and other office equipment were affected by the enraging fire.
Reacting to the ugly incident, Mr. Victor Inyang, the Electoral Officer (EO),who spoke with our correspondent said ballot papers where not among the electoral materials damaged by the fire.
“They thought the election materials were kept in the store. So, they went there first and set it on fire. He said.
Meanwhile, An eyewitness, Mr. Edidiong Inyang, alleged that the fire was caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted in the Store Section of the office”.No doubt the perpetrators were youths brought from Edo State and camped at Tranquility Hotel for the past three days.
Speaking further, Mr Inyang said “Five days ago we were tipped off that APC thugs and hoodlums were camped at Tranquility Hotel. We went there and confirmed it after which we got the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ibesikpo Asutan informed. Arrests were made immediately. But unfortunately, the DPO was transferred out of the area for making the arrests. A new DPO came and effect release of the hoodlums and thugs of the APC based on an order-from-above. They were release two days ago. Now see what they have Done he stated.
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