Card Readers Destroyed As Fire Guts INEC Office Head Office In Ondo

Fire broke out yesterday, Thursday September 10,2020 at the Ondo State Head Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Akure. 

The inferno, which gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers, started in the late evening.

Men of the Fire Service were however able to contain the fire.

National Commissioner, Barrister Festus Okoye, who is in Ondo State in connection with preparations for the Ondo State Governorship election scheduled for 10th October 2020, rushed to the office at about 8pm.

The Administrative Secretary of the State, Mr. Popoola and some staff of the Commission are also there. 

Barrister Okoye said investigation into the cause of the fire will commence promptly after the fire has been contained.

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