Following recent fire attacks on its offices, particularly in the South-East, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced an emergency meeting for next week Wednesday.
The Commission expressed regret over the series of fires that have occurred at its offices in some states.
INEC, on the other hand, has stated that it will continue to operate in the affected areas.
Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, made this known in a statement released on Friday titled ‘INEC Local Government Area in Enugu State Set Ablaze.’
“Following the attack in Abia State, the commission resolved to convene an emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security next week to discuss this disturbing trend. The latest destruction of the commission’s physical infrastructure and electoral facilities in Enugu State calls for an immediate review of the measures necessary to secure INEC’s assets across the states.
“Consequently, the Commission is convening an emergency meeting with all the Resident Electoral Commissioners on Wednesday, 19th May 2021, in Abuja ahead of the meeting of ICCES,” the statement read in part.