The Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State was on Sunday attacked by some hoodlums.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Sunday.
According to the statement, critical facilities were not affected in the course of the attack.
The statement read, “The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Agu, has reported that our office in Oru West LGA was attacked at about 4am today Sunday, December4, 2022.
“The attack affected the Conference Room where office furniture and fittings were destroyed. However, other critical facilities were not affected.
“It would be recalled that on Thursday, December 1, 2022, our office in Orlu LGA of Imo State was also attacked.
“Overall, this is the seventh attack on our facilities in five states of the Federation in the last four months.
“Once again, the Commission expresses its 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 the security agencies has been drawn to this latest incident for investigation and prosecution.”
It was reported that on December 1, 2022, INEC office in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State was also attacked.
Overall, this is the seventh attack on INEC facilities in five states of the Federation in the last four months.