Gov Wike to rebuild burnt INEC office

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Governor Nyesom Wike (2nd right) inspecting the burnt INEC office at Bori

Governor Nyesom Wike (2nd right) inspecting the burnt INEC office at Bori

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that those who burnt the Bori office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, are the same politicians who wrote to INEC seeking postponement of the rerun elections on grounds of insecurity.

The governor ordered immediate re-construction of the burnt building and insisted that the July 30 rerun election date should not be changed.

The burnt INEC office at Bori

The burnt INEC office at Bori

Addressing journalists after inspecting the burnt section of INEC office in Khana Local Government Office in Bori, Governor Wike said the arson should not serve as an excuse for the elections to be postponed.

The governor regretted that politicians who are afraid of the rerun elections would go to the extent of burning down public facility to convince INEC that the rerun election should be shifted.

He noted that no election materials had been deposited at the office, pointing out that the burnt section only served as a hall for collation of results.

“Those who burnt this office were not ready for the elections. They don’t want INEC to conduct the elections because they know that they don’t have the chances of winning.

Governor Wike and other officials of government during an inspection of the burnt INEC office at Bori

Governor Wike and other officials of government during an inspection of the burnt INEC office at Bori

“They want to use the issue of security to justify the request for postponement. If not, INEC has not brought election materials to this office. What they have done is to scare INEC. ”

“For us, we are not surprised. We know this is what they have planned to do,” he stated.

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Source:: PM Newspaper