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Hoodlums Set Ablaze INEC Office In Orlu

Some part of the building burnt by hoodlums

BY NKECHI NAECHE-ESEZOBOR–The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was was set ablaze in Imo State, according to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Uchenna Agu.

The incident occurred yesterday Thursday 1st December 2022.

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

According to statement released by the National Commissioner & Chairman information

and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, that three out of seven construction workers were abducted but later released.

The statement added that “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.

The development comes days after an office of the commission was torched in Ebonyi State, with electoral materials, including ballot boxes, destroyed.

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