INEC Office In Akwa Ibom Burnt Hours Before Governorship Election

Akwa Ibom State INEC Office razed down by fire

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been razed down by fire, just hours to the governorship and state houses of assembly elections, with materials destroyed.

It is not yet known how the fire started, but it is said to have been started by persons suspected to be hoodlums.

At the time of this report, it was not yet clear if the destruction of election materials would affect elections in the state, leading to postponement, as INEC is yet to release an official statement on the matter.

The goevernorship and state houses of assembly elections are scheduled to hold tomorrow, Saturday, March 9, 2019.

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