BREAKING: Over 5100 card readers meant for Oct poll burnt in Ondo INEC inferno

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Over 5100 card readers meant for Oct poll burnt in Ondo INEC inferno
The Ondo INEC office on fire

By Dayo Johnson

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akure, the Ondo state capital was last night gutted by a mysterious fire which destroyed over 5100 card readers.

Vanguard gathered that the card readers were meant for the next month governorship election in the state.

An eyewitness account told vanguard that the mysterious fire which started around 855pm razed a large container where the card readers were stored.

He said that the inferno which was noticed around 8:03 pm affected the ICT Unit of the commission.

According to him ” Men of the fire service who arrived later at the scene of the fire after an hour were helpless as their truck refused to work while the fire servicemen from the airport arrived at exactly 9:14 pm

Officials of the commission watched helplessly as the fire consumed the container.

The National Commissioner in charge of information and voters education, Festus Okoye and the state Resident…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper