Fire destroys card readers at INEC office in Akure

Fire broke out Thursday night at the Ondo State Head Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Akure.

The inferno gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers. The electoral body tweeted about the fire.

Men of the Fire Service are however currently containing the fire.

The 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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