The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an independent probe to reveal the actual cause of fire which burnt two containers of Smart Card Readers for the 2019 general elections in Anambra.
The state Chairman of PDP, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Awka.
DAILY POST reports that office of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, in Awka, the Anambra State cought fire.
The fire allegedly started from a container bearing election materials dispatched to the centre earlier .
Nwobu said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as an independent body should tell Nigerians all they know about the fire incident.
“To us as a party, it is pure sabotage, a deliberate act or arson, how can fire catch metal containers and all its content without explanation?
“We demand that INEC tells Nigerians all it knows about the fire, let the commission get to the root of the cause of the inferno and punish those responsible,” he said.
The PDP chairman also alleged that the Anambra fire incident which had earlier burnt an INEC office in Abia was a calculated attempt to weaken the voting strength of people of the South-East region.
“According to him, he heard that INEC has given assurances that election will go on as scheduled but we wait to see how the electoral body will configure over 5, 700 smart cards in 48 hours.
“We want to see the magic they want to perform but on our part, we are calling our teeming supporters not to be discouraged, they should be vigilant and every ready to exercise their right vote on Feb. 16 and March 2,” he said.