Akwa Ibom: Hoodlums storm INEC Office, disappear with 2,045 Pvcs

In preparation of the upcoming and well anticipated elections, unknown hoodlums have stormed the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC office, and disappeared with 2,045 Pvcs

Reacting to the recent incident, the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission Supervising Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Delta states, Dr.Mustapha Lecky, has revealed that a total of 2,045 Permanent Voters Cards have been stolen by suspected hoodlums in the state.

He disclosed this in the Commission’s Secretariat in Uyo, the state capital, as he briefed pressmen at the end of his assessment tour of the state to ascertain the success of display of voters’ list

Lecky explained that the PVCs were stolen by the suspected hoodlums in one of the INEC offices in Okobo Local Government area of the state during a mob action by youths who invaded the office to protest results of the last primary elections.

He said;

“The PVCs were stolen in Okobo Local Government. There were 2045 PVCs, we have visited the Okobo Local Government area of the state and we can see a lot of security lapses around the local government office.

“I think it was a mob action which was a consequence of the primaries that were taking place at that time and I want to assure you that the police are looking into the matter. The (PVCs) were stolen from where we kept them for safety.

Nigerians have reacted to this, back lashing the system and Nigerian politics as a whole

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