Last Tuesday, the INEC office in Anambra State was razed, the third of such incidents in less than two weeks, following closely behind those of lsiala Ngwa and Qua’an Pan Local Government offices of Abia and Plateau States respectively. In the Anambra incident, initial assessment confirmed that a total of 4, 695 of Smart Card Readers were destroyed in the inferno. In previous incidents some of the items destroyed in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government included 2979 Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and other materials. At the Qua’an Pan office, items destroyed included 5987 uncollected Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), 380 Voting Cubicles, 755 ballot boxes, 14 generators, election forms and official stamps.
There are indications that some partisans might be working with fifth columnists to get the elections postponed. The two major parties, the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party PDP have continued to also trade accusations and counter accusations in this regard.