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Attack on Abia INEC office needless- Orji Kalu

Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, has condemned the recent attack on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia local government area of Abia.

The INEC office was set ablaze on Sunday by unidentified hoodlums, leaving electoral materials and furniture destroyed.

Kalu, in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, described the act as undemocratic and uncivilised. He urged law enforcement agencies to commence a full-scale investigation into the attack to identify and bring the perpetrators to book.

The former governor stressed the need to protect Nigeria’s growing democracy for the sake of development.

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While calling on the political class to uphold democratic virtues in their endeavours, Kalu emphasised that politics was not a do-or-die affair.

He said: “The attack on INEC office in Ohafia local government area of Abia state, is needless and unacceptable. INEC has sustained its leading role in the promotion and sustenance of democratic tenets in the country.

“The sponsors and perpetrators of the attack are enemies of the country. I implore security agencies to fish out the people behind the attack in a bid to forestall recurrence.”

Kalu further urged INEC not to relent in its efforts to sustain the tenets of democracy in Nigeria.

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