BREAKING: over 5000 Card readers destroyed as fire guts Ondo headquarters of INEC

Oyedeji Ahmed

Information reaching Democracy Newsline news room says the headquarters of the National Electoral commission (INEC) in Akure is currently on fire.

It was learnt that the container housing the smart card readers expected to be used for the October 10 Governorship election in the state has been seriously damaged by the fire.

The fire is suspected to be caused by an electric spark within the container.

Democracy Newsline further learnt that fire fighters have been called for appropriate intervention.

Speaking on 10pm TVC news the INEC Commissioner in charge of information, Mr Festus Okoye confirmed that the incident will not affect the conduct of the October 10 governorship election in the state

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