Ahead of 2019 presidential election, gunmen wearing military uniform on Thursday, February 14, reportedly attacked a vehicle belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benue state.
The vehicle was reported to be conveying non-sensitive election materials to one of the LGAs in the state. This was disclosed by the state INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda, Vanguard reports.
According to him, at the time of the attack, the vehicle was carrying non-sensitive materials to Logo area of the state. “This is true. Recently, our vehicle which was conveying non sensitive materials was attacked along Logo area by people in military uniform,” he said.
Meanwhile, INEC has said it will not postpone the general elections which will begin on February 16, despite the recent fire incidents in three of its offices.
Odogwublog.com reported that the commission chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, said although the fire incidents have constituted a set-back in INEC’s preparation for a smooth election, the commission will still go on to conduct the election. Yakubu made the statement through one of his national commissioners, Festus Okoye, during the unveiling of a central election monitoring hub for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).