Gunmen burnt down INEC office over LG election in Rivers State. An unknown gunmen stormed the office of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RISEC) in Bori, and burnt down the complex. This is happening at a time where the people of the state are gearing up for the local Government election on June 16.
The gunmen has alleged to have destroyed the sensitive materials for the conduct of the LG poll in June with gun shot. Bori is the headquarter of Khana local government area and said to have known for election violent.
The Director of Public Affairs and Civil Education, Mrs. Menney-Amgbare Sarah Hope, confirmed that some sensitive documents meant for the conduct of the election were burnt. She disclosed further that some expended bullets were recovered at the scene of the incident. No live was lost
Ahead of the election, there have been accusations and counter accusations by aspirants into various councillorship positions under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that some persons have been imposed on the party as favoured candidates for election against rules of the party.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State is boycotting the election because of a case it instituted against the government over the sacking of council chairmen and councillors elected under the APC government.