The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that over 5,000 card readers meant for the Ondo gubernatorial election got burnt in a fire incident.
The incident took place at its secretariat in the state capital Akure at about 8 p.m local time yesterday after it gutted a container that contains the smart card readers.
Mr Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Head of Information and Voter Education confirmed this to Sahara Reporters.
We already have 4000 of the Smart Card Readers inside the container but additional 1000 was brought into the state for the purpose of the election.
So, we have close to 5100 cards that have been affected by the inferno.
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The Ondo gubernatorial election is billed for the 10th of October.
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