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INEC confirms 5,I41 card readers burnt in Ondo, deploys more RECs to Edo

The fireplace that razed the Independence Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) headquarters in Akure, Ondo State, destroyed 1000’s of card readers.

The inferno began at about 8.20 p.m. and consumed a big container.

Hearth Service arrived on the scene one hour later however their gear did not operate.

Festus Okoye, INEC Info Commissioner, assured that the occurence wouldn’t cease the ballot.

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NAN quoted him as saying that 5,141 card readers for use for the Ondo governorship election had been burnt.

Nevertheless, INEC has deployed extra 5 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and three Nationwide Commissioners (NCs) for the Edo governorship ballot.

The election can be held subsequent Saturday.

The RECs from 5 geopolitical zones will work with the Edo State REC, Johnson Alalibo.

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It was gathered that the deployment was not made public to keep away from stress from politicians.

A peace assembly of the Abdusalami Abubakar-led Nationwide Peace Committee is anticipated to carry subsequent Tuesday in Benin.

INEC Nationwide Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, gave the trace throughout his final go to to Edo.

The main candidates are Governor Godwin Obaseki (Individuals’s Democratic Get together) and Osagie Ize-Iyamu (All Progressives Congress).

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