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INEC FIRE: PDP decries spate of inferno in govt offices, calls for probe



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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the recent spate of fire outbreaks at key Federal Government agencies and departments, particularly in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The party was reacting to the fire disaster at the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja, on Friday, in which valuable equipment and documents related to electoral and political party monitoring were destroyed.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday, the PDP described the situation as unsettling.

It recalled that only last Wednesday, the headquarters of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation in Abuja was gutted by fire, followed by another inferno at the head office of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) just two days ago.

“Our party is deeply worried and hopes that this spate of fire outbreaks is not a coordinated design by sinister elements against demands for due process and accountability in our country, as already being insinuated in the public space.

“The PDP, therefore, restates its demand for a forensic investigation into the fire outbreaks in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, the CAC and now INEC, as the spate of occurrence has become alarming.”

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The opposition party advised the Federal Government to immediately ensure necessary precautionary and security measures to safeguard all “our Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to avert such ugly incidences.”

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