The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recorded one other assault on its workplace in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo.
The fee mentioned this in a press release by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, on Sunday in Abuja.
Okoye mentioned that the whole variety of INEC workplaces attacked nationwide since 2019 had now risen to 42.
“Our Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Prof. Francis Ezeonu, has reported that our workplace in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo was set ablaze on May 30.
“Although no life was lost, the building was substantially burnt down, along with electoral materials, office equipment and furniture.”
Okoye mentioned that the most recent incident had been reported to the Police for investigation.
“This assault is coming precisely every week after our workplace in Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of the state was vandalized on May 23.
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“ It is also the 8th INEC office to be attacked in Imo ince the 2019 General Election.”
Okoye mentioned that INEC buildings, infrastructure and tools have been crucial nationwide belongings that assured the continuity of electoral actions all through 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,” Okoye added.(NAN)
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