INEC reacts as fire destroy 5100 card readers in Ondo

INEC reacts as fire destroy 5100 card readers in Ondo

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No fewer than 5100 card readers belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been destroyed by fire.

THE BLAZE AT INEC OFFICE ON ONDO STATE

The incident occurred on Thursday night at INEC office in Akure, the State Capital.

Fire was said to have broke out after electrical surge at the office.

INEC Commissioner in charge of Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye, told reporters at the scene of the incident that the fire affected the Information Communication Technology (ICT) section of the office.

Okoye revealed that over 5,100 card readers were burnt, including the 1,000 card readers delivered to Ondo INEC from Osun State.

Fire crew from Akure Airport arrived at exactly 9:14p.m and started helping to put out the fire, according reports.

Security operatives had arrived the scene as at the time of filing this report, apparently to prevent looting by hoodlums.

The Commission had fixed the Governorship election in Ondo for October 10, 2020.

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