The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described the fire incident at its Udenu Local Government Area (LGA) office, Enugu State, as another setback to its ongoing activities and preparations for upcoming electoral activities.
The commission stated this in a statement by Mr Festus Okoye, its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in Abuja on Friday.
Okoye expressed worry that the spate of fire incidents involving the facilities of the commission in some states had unfortunately persisted.
“This time around, it is Enugu state, where the Resident Electoral Commissioner for the State, Mr Emeka Ononamadu, has reported that the INEC office in Udenu LGA was set ablaze.”
He said that the latest tragic incident occurred at about 8.40 pm on Thursday, but no casualties were reported.
He, however, said that the office building was extensively damaged while electoral materials and office equipment were destroyed in spite of the best efforts of the Enugu State Fire Service to contain the inferno.