The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has broken silence on the fire that gutted its office in Isiala Mbano, Imo North, on Monday, destroying INEC materials and some infrastructure.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
When NAN contacted the INEC Public Relations Officer, Mrs Emmanuella Ben-Opara, she confirmed the incident and described it as very unfortunate.
The PRO explained that the staff was shocked to learn of the incident, adding that elections took place in the area without any record of violence or crisis.
“Election took place in this place on Saturday and there was no record of any problem. The people that did this did not tell us what their grievances were.
“As at now, the commission in Imo is burdened with announcement of election results which we must finish before we start looking into the remote cause of the incident,’’ she said.
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