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INEC Decries Incessant Attacks On Its Facilities

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has expressed concern over the incessant attacks on its facilities.

A statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye says the latest attack is the INEC Office in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State .

According to the statement, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Professor Sylvia Uchenna Agu, reported that the office was attacked on Thursday, the 1st of this month.

It says that the building, which is undergoing extensive renovation following an earlier attack, was vandalised and partially set ablaze.

Also, three out of seven construction workers were abducted but later released.

It explains that the damage would have been more extensive but for the quick response of the Nigeria Police.

It adds that the Commission expresses concern over the consequences of the attacks on its preparations for the 2023 General Election.

PR/Ogo Okoronkwo EDITED BY GRACE NAMIJI

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