The attacks on offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has continued unabated in parts of the country with the latest happening in in Isu Local Government Area office in Imo State.
According to the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye, the attack was carried out at the early hours of Tuesday, 20th December 2022.
“Eight windows were smashed, and burglary proofs removed. Fortunately, the attackers could not access the building. Movable and immovable equipment as well as other materials were not removed or vandalised.
“However, as a precautionary measure, critical materials such as ballot boxes and voting cubicles have been evacuated to another INEC facility for safe keeping.
“Similarly, all uncollected PVCs have been secured while security will be deployed to ensure the continuous collection of the cards by registered voters in the same premises,” Okoye said.
This is the fourth attack on INEC facilities in Imo State in less than three weeks following previous attacks on Orlu and Oru West Local Government Areas and the state headquarters in Owerri.