Another area office belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ), was today gutted by fire at early hours of the morning.
The cause of the inferno which burnt down the office is yet to be ascertained, however many suspect that it is an act of sabotage by politicians who intend to destroy evidence as many have indicated plans to institute legal actions.
According to the Public Relations Officer of INEC in makurdi, the commission is yet to ascertain the real cause of the fire but averred that it would have probably been the work of desperate politicians whom they were yet to identify.
He however said that no sensitive materials were destroyed in the burnt down office as all sensitive materials as well as card readers were moved out of the office after the elections as such destroying the office was a futile effort if that was the intent.
This will be the third INEC office to be burnt in the course of the just concluded general elections. All three office are also situated in Benue North-East Senatorial District where the state governor, Gabriel Suswam was in hot contest with Sen. Barnabas Gemade for the representation of the Senatorial District. While two of these are situated in Suswam’s Federal Constituency of Sankera, the third is situated in Gemade’s Jechira federal constituency.
Meanwhile shortly after the conclusion of the elections Suswam who lost the election is believed to be heading to the tribunals alleging rigging of the exercise.