Opposition Alleges Plot To Burn INEC Facilities In Rivers …As IG Orders 24Hrs Police Watch
Opposition political parties under the auspices of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have raised alarm over alleged plans to burn election materials in offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Rivers, Kwara, Adamawa and Kano states.
CUPP Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, said supporters of the All Peoples Congress were working with some agents to burn election materials in offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in areas of strength of the opposition in various parts of the country.
Ugochinyere, said the latest fire that erupted in INEC office in Anambra State was meant to stop election in that area in order to deny the Peoples Democratic Party of victory.
He said, “We have it on good authority that they are planning to burn down more INEC offices and materials so that election can be declared inconclusive in the affected areas and therefore weaken the opposition.”
Part of their strategy is to make elections inconclusive in the affected places and hold rerun electionson separate days so that they can use security agents against opposition members.
Why is it that military and policemen attached to these offices cannot stop these wicked people from burning down these offices, if they are not part of the plan?” he asked.
The CUPP spokesperson said,” we are aware that they are planning to carry out similar acts in Rivers, Kwara, Adamawa and some local governments in Kano. The opposition hereby demand that elections be conducted manually in areas where election materials have been burnt”.