PDP Reveals Those Behind Burning of INEC Office 

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Two INEC Offices in Ebonyi Set Ablaze

PDP Reveals Those Behind Burning of INEC Office  

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of arranging attacks on facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend its stay in power.

 

This month alone, nine INEC offices in seven states have been attacked and burned, destroying numerous sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials and equipment.

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In a statement released on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, PDP spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan reiterated the party’s claim that the APC is financing the attacks to sabotage the peaceful conduct of the 2023 general elections.

He claimed that APC officials are attempting to undermine Nigeria’s democracy because they recognise that Nigerians would not vote for them in the next general election.

The failure of the APC-led Federal Government to secure INEC facilities, according to Ologbondiyan, supports the party’s charges against it.

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“It is deplorable that having recognised it has no place in the 2023 election due to its abysmal failure in government, APC leaders are attempting to burn our country on fire and suffocate our hard-won democracy,” the statement continued.

The APC has asked Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, to summon APC officials and question them about the attacks on INEC.

The APC leaders have also put on a watch list, according to the party, to protect the safety of the facilities.

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“Our party further urges Nigerians not to be deterred by the APC’s activities, but to remain united in rallying in defence of our democracy to save our country from the APC’s misrule,” the PDP added.

INEC has been the target of a series of attacks in Akwa Ibom, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo, and Anambra in the last three weeks.

The commission said in a statement on Monday, May 24 that the coordinated assault will have a substantial impact on its electoral preparations, particularly for the Anambra governorship election on November 6.

The commission met with its Resident Electoral Commissioners last week to examine the disturbing trend of attacks, and the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security will meet with the commission soon (ICCES).

PDP Reveals Those Behind Burning of INEC Office

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