Imo INEC facilities destroyed, agency decries ‘systematic attacks’

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the Oru West Local Government Area, Imo State, was on Sunday attacked by suspected hoodlums.

The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

The PUNCH had reported that on December 1, 2022, the INEC office in Orlu LGA of Imo State was also attacked.

The statement read, “The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Agu, has reported that our office in Oru West LGA was attacked around 4am today, Sunday, December 4.

“The attack affected the conference room, where office furniture and fittings were destroyed. However, other critical facilities were not affected.

“Overall, this is the 7th attack on our facilities in five states of the federation in the last four months.

“Once again, the commission expresses concern on the consequences of what appears to be a systematic attack on its facilities across the country on the conduct of elections in particular and electoral activities in general.

“The attention of security agencies has been drawn to this latest incident for investigation and prosecution.”

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