Fresh Anambra Attack: We Lost 729 Ballot Boxes, 243 Voting Cubicles – INEC
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on February 2, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said furniture and other non-sensitive materials recently delivered in readiness for the 2023 general elections were destroyed in Wednesday’s attack on its office at Idemili South Local Government Area.
National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye, said this on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to him, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Anambra State, Dr. Queen Elizabeth Agwu, reported that INEC’s office in Idemili South LGA was attacked and set ablaze by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday noting that the building was substantially damaged. All furniture and other items were destroyed, including non-sensitive materials recently delivered in readiness for the 2023 General Election. Among the items lost to the inferno are 729 ballot boxes, 243 voting cubicles, 256 election bags, 11 megaphones, 1 electric power generator and large quantities of indelible ink and liquid gum.