By Omeiza Ajayi
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has lamented Sunday’s assault on its workplace in Njaba native authorities space of Imo state, the eight workplace to be attacked within the state for the reason that 2019 common election.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Barr. Festus Okoye in a press release on Sunday the incident has been reported to the Police for investigation.
Part of the assertion reads; “Our Resident Electoral Commissioner REC for Imo State, Professor Francis Ezeonu, has reported that our workplace in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State was set ablaze at this time Sunday thirtieth May 2021.
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“Although no life was misplaced, the constructing was considerably burnt down, together with electoral supplies, workplace tools and furnishings.
“This assault is coming precisely per week after our workplace in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of the State was vandalized on Sunday twenty third May 2021. It can be the eighth INEC workplace to be attacked in Imo State for the reason that 2019 General Election.
“The complete variety of INEC workplaces attacked nationwide since 2019 has now risen to 42.
“INEC buildings, infrastructure and equipment are critical national assets that guarantee the continuity of electoral activities throughout the federation. Attacking these offices is not in the national interest and has the capacity of compromising electoral activities and the credibility of the democratic process”.