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Again, hoodlums attack electoral commission’s office in imo state

The hoodlums have again attacked another office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) situated in Isu local government area of Imo State in the early hours of Tuesday

Penpushing reports that National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee. Festus Okoye confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday adding that the bandits smashed windows and burglary proofs removed.

The statement said the hoodlums, however, could not be able to cart away movable and immovable items, adding that as a precautionary measure, critical materials such as ballot boxes and voting cubicles have been evacuated to another Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) facility for safe keep

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“The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Uchenna Agu, has reported that our office in Isu Local Government Area office was attacked and vandalised. The incident occurred at the early hours of Tuesday, 20th December 2022. Eight windows were smashed, and burglary proofs removed. Fortunately, the attackers could not access the building. Movable and immovable equipment as well as other materials were not removed or vandalised”,Okoye said

“However, as a precautionary measure, critical materials such as ballot boxes and voting cubicles have been evacuated to another INEC facility for safe keeping. Similarly, all uncollected PVCs have been secured while security will be deployed to ensure the continuous collection of the cards by registered voters in the same premises”,he added.

Penpushing further reports that he said the incident has been reported to the Police and other security agencies for necessary action, noting that this was the fourth attack on commission’s facilities in Imo State in less than three weeks following previous attacks on Orlu and Oru West Local Government Areas and the State Headquarters in Owerri.

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