The Social Democratic Party, SDP, has raised alarm over an alleged plot by some suspected arsonists to burn down the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Lokoja.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday evening in Lokoja, by the Director General, New Media, MuriSam Campaign Council of SDP, Isaiah Davies.
The statement which was titled: “The Plot to Burn Down INEC Office in Lokoja Exposed”, notified security agencies, the media and the general public.
THE FULL STATEMENT:
This is to notify the security institutions of the state, the media and general public of plans to burn down the office of the Kogi State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It has come to our notice via grave vines that there is an urgent need for security to be beefed around the Kogi State INEC office in order to avert the sinister plot to burn down the office by mandate bandits.
We are calling on the relevant security formations to swing into action to prevent the burning down of that office and to secure all the Electoral materials used in the just concluded Gubernatorial election in Kogi state. They want to burn down the building housing those sensitive materials on the guise of a fire outbreak and with the aim of damaging all evidence of rigging.
We will like the whole world to know that if anything happen to the sensitive materials as ordered by the court to be inspected by the solicitors of the SDP , Governor Yahaya Bello should be held responsible as the chief security officer of the state.
Signed: Isaiah Davies Ijele
DG New Media
MuriSam Campaign Council. SDP