Hoodlums have again, attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Oru West Local Government Area of Imo state.
The attack is coming barely 3 days after the December 1 destruction of INEC office in Orlu Local Government Area of the state.
INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said, “Overall, this is the seventh attack on our facilities in five states of the Federation in the last four months.”
He said the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Agu, had reported that INEC’s office in Oru West Local Government Area was attacked at about 4am today, December 4.
Okoye explained that, “The attack affected the Conference Room, where office furniture and fittings were destroyed.
“However, other critical facilities were not affected.
“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.”
He added that the attention of the security agencies has been drawn to this latest incident for investigation and prosecution.