The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom has been gutted by fire, just ahead of the crucial governorship and house of assembly elections in the state. According to a security guard that spoke to Premium Times, the he fire started around 2 a.m. on Friday. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Several card readers meant for use in the Saturday’s elections have been destroyed by the fire,
There is rising tension in Akwa Ibom over Saturday’s elections.