Fire Destroys PVCs, Election Materials in Plateau

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Qua’anpan Local Government Area of Plateau, has been destroyed by fire.
The inferno was said to have destroyed yet to be collected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and election materials.
Ballot boxes, generators filled with fuel, cubicles, newly printed electronic and manual voters register, materials for the preparations of RAC and other valuable materials were affected in the incident.
Head, Voter Education and Publicity of the Commission in the state, Osaretin Imahiyereobo said on Sunday in Jos that the incident occurred on Saturday night.
He expressed sadness, saying the inferno which was said to have been caused by a drunken man has caused a serious setback to the preparations of the general election in the local government.
“It is true that our office in Qua’anpan has been gutted by fire caused by the negligence of a security man on duty who didn’t know how to operate the generator but wanted to put it on.
“The office is completely burnt to ashes with all the valuables in it destroyed
“Items such as ballot boxes, generators filled with fuel, cubicles, newly printed electronic and manual voters register, uncollected Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), materials for the preparations of RAC and other valuable materials were affected,” he said.
He said the management team, led by the Administrative Secretary of the Commission in the state, Rasheed Gbadamasi, were already on their way to the scene for assessment.

Author: News Editor

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