Sen.Obinna Ogba ( PDP-Ebonyi Central) has bemoaned the burning of the INEC- Registration Area Centre (RAC) in Ezza North LGA of the state, describing it as `unfortunate’.
Suspected hoodlums burnt the INEC RAC at Okposi-Umuoghara in Ezza North LGA and also destroyed several INEC materials in the area.
Ogba told newsmen in his hometown, Nkalagu in Ishiellu LGA of the state that he was pained by the development as the area fell within the senatorial district he represented.
“Ebonyi should not be associated with this type of situation as the perpetrators and their sponsors intend to cause crisis in the area for elections to be cancelled,” he said.
The Senate Committee Chairman on Sports noted that the people were however, more exposed presently and would resist any attempt to truncate the electoral process.
“The incident will only affect about three wards as the elections can still be conducted in other wards in the area,” he said.
In another development, Henry Eze, Chairman of Ishiellu LGA decried the low presence of security agents in most polling units in the area
Eze, who voted at the Amokwe-Umuhuali polling unit of Ishiellu LGA, noted that the development had been reported to relevant quarters and was expecting prompt action to be taken.
“You can see that people are still expected to turn out en masse to exercise their franchise.”