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2023:INEC suffers another attack, as it’s Imo office razed by fire 

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has again been attacked.

The office in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State was razed by fire on Friday.

In this latest attack, the building being renovated after a previous attack was vandalised and partially set on fire.

Also three construction workers were abducted during the attack, they were however released. 

Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee who disclosed the latest attack in a statement expressed worries over the incessant attack.

He also expressed the worries that such an act could negatively impact on the preparations for the 2023 general elections.

He said,”The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Uchenna Agu, reported that our office in Orlu Local Government Area was attacked. The incident occurred yesterday Thursday 1st December 2022.

“The building, which is undergoing extensive renovation following an earlier attack, was vandalized and partially set ablaze.

“Three out of seven construction workers were abducted but later released.

“The damage would have been more extensive but for the quick response of the Nigeria Police which has deployed its personnel to the site.

“This is one attack too many. The Commission once again expresses its concern over the spate of attacks on its facilities and the negative consequences on our preparations for the 2023 General Election.”

 

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