The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Uchenna Agu, has reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission office, Oru West Local Government Area was attacked at about 4:00a.m today Sunday 4th December 2022.
The incident was communicated on Sunday by Festus Okoye, Esq., the National Commissioner & Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee.
He stated that the attack affected the Conference Room where office furniture and fittings were destroyed, but noted that other critical facilities were not affected.
According to him,”It would be recalled that on Thursday 1st December 2022, our office in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State was also attacked.
“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 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,”he concludes.