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Over 5,000 Card Readers For Ondo Election Destroyed At INEC Headquarters

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About 5,141 card readers got burnt after a fire broke out at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission

Ondo Guber: 5,141 Card Readers Destroyed In INEC Headquarters
Ondo Guber: 5,141 Card Readers Destroyed In Headquarters

The inferno started at about 8.20 p.m. and consumed a large container.

Fire Service arrived at the scene one hour later but their equipment failed to function.

Festus Okoye, INEC Information Commissioner, assured that the occurence would not stop the poll.

NAN quoted him as saying that 5,141 card readers to be used for the Ondo governorship election were burnt.

However, INEC has deployed additional five Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and three National Commissioners (NCs) for the Edo governorship poll.

The election will be held next Saturday.

The RECs from five geopolitical zones will work with the Edo State REC, Johnson Alalibo.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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