Fire destroys over 5,000 smart card readers in INEC office in Akure


    BREAKING;  Barely 30 days to the conduct of the Ondo state governorship election,  strange fire this night destroyed over five thousand smart card readers at the Akure  office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). 

    Confirming the incident, the INEC Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said that fire fighters were working round the clock to quench the fire.

    He assured that the destruction of the smart card readers would not abort the conduct of the forthcoming governorship election in the state, saying that the Commission would mop up smart card readers from other states of the federation.

    Mr. Okoye assured that the Commission would investigate the cause of the fire.


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