The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has cautioned that the 2023 general elections coulbe derailed if the Sunday’s attack on its office in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state if the trend is left unchecked.
INEC in a statement on Sunday said its Resident Electoral Commissioner REC for Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Mike Igini, had reported that its office in Essien Udim Local Government was attacked and set on fire.
“The recent attack on our facility after we have just concluded the inventory of electoral materials nationwide in readiness for the 2023 General Election is worrisome. If unchecked, these attacks may constitute a setback on the Commission’s preparations, including the ongoing conversion of Voting Points to Polling Units, the forthcoming Continuous Registration of Voters (CVR) exercise and the conduct of polls”, the Commission said.