Fire destroys Ondo INEC Card Readers

A large container housing the more than 5000 card readers for the October 10 Ondo state governorships election raised by fire.

A mysterious evening fire in Akure, Ondo state capital has destroyed more than 5000 smart card readers for the October 10 governorship election at the headquarters of INEC.
Eye witness account said the fire which started around 8pm razed the large container housing the card readers.
Men of the Ondo state fire service who arrived the scene shortly after the fire started were helpless as their fire truck refused to work.
INEC Officials including the National commissioner
In charge of information And voter education Festus Okoye and the Ondo state Resident Electoral Commissioner Ambassador Rufus Akeju expressed shock at the incident.
They said though the destruction is a set back it will not affect the election.
No life was lost to the fire.

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