UPDATE: Over 5,000 Card Readers Burnt In Fire Incident At INEC Office In Ondo

                           Card Readers Destroyed As Fire Guts INEC Office In Ondo 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed that over 5000 card reader machines were destroyed after the Thursday evening, September 10 fire incident at its office in Akure, Ondo state's capital.

 

Speaking to journalists at the scene of the incident, INEC Commissioner in charge of Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye said the Information and Communication Technology section of the commission was affected by the fire. 

 

According to Okoye, 1000 card readers delivered to INEC from Osun State were burnt in the fire while over 4000 card readers belonging to INEC in the state were also burnt.

 

Admitting that the incident was a setback, the INEC commissioner stated that it will not affect the governorship election. 

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