INEC Reprints Voter Register, Relocates Plateau Office Gutted by Fire

A truck carrying ballot boxes and voting cubicles was offloaded at Qu’an Pan LGA of Plateau State to replace those destroyed in the recent fire incident.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in a statement via social media, said the printing of voters’ register for all polling units have been completed.

INEC also said the affected office has been relocated to a new building to facilitate the coming general elections.

The INEC office in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State Was recently gutted by fire last week.

INEC Voter Education and Publicity Officer in the state, Osaretim Imaehorobo, said in a statement the fire was caused by a “drunken security man”.

The office was completely burnt down with all its content comprising ballot boxes among others.

Other items destroyed by the inferno are generators filled with fuel, cubicles, newly printed electronic and manual Voters Register.

The fire also destroyed Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) yet to be collected by residents and other materials yet to be identified.

In the wake of the incident, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) had engaged in a back and forth over the culprits.

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