INEC Office in Dekina LGA of Kogi Set Ablaze by Unknown Persons

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State has been set ablaze by unknown persons.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt in Lokoja on Friday that the office was burnt with materials to be used for Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in the area.

NAN reports that Dekina Local Government Area is among the places where the supplementary election in 91 polling units is scheduled to hold.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kogi, Malam Halilu Pai, confirmed the incident but added that the incident, suspected to have occurred at 2am, would not affect the election.

He said that the burnt election materials would be replaced and that INEC had relocated to a temporary office in the area.

'We will not succumb to the undemocratic antics of some few, replacement of the election materials are already on the way; the election will go on as scheduled', Pai said. (NAN)