The Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, has told residents that the arson at the commission’s Abeokuta South Office won’t prevent the state’s elections from going on without a hitch in 2023
Speaking with reporters in Abeokuta, Mr. Olaniyi Ijalaye, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ogun State, gave the assurance that credible elections would hold in the state despite the evil act .
The commission is making an inventory of the things destroyed at the crime scene, according to Mr. Ijalaye, who denounced the destruction of INEC’s property by unidentified arsonists.
The Ogun State Resident Electoral Commissioner asked the citizens to cooperate with the appropriate agencies to uncover the wrongdoers and said that it required the joint efforts of the Nigerian Police Force and fire service to get the situation under control.
He pleaded with the populace to protect INEC facilities in their neighborhoods at all times and to refrain from any actions that would jeopardize the stability of the country and the development of its democratic institutions.
According to Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman for the Ogun State Police Command, an investigation into the actions of the alleged arsonists at the INEC office in Abeokuta South has already begun.
Mr Oyeyemi restated the command’s determination to safety of lives and property.