Just In: Fire Guts Container Housing Smart Card Readers in INEC Office, Akure

Reporting reaching us has it that fire broke out today, Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Ondo State Head Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in Akure.

The Sight News gathered that the inferno, which gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers, started at 7.30 pm, and men of the Fire Service are currently containing the fire.

In a statement, the INEC Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi, noted that the National Commissioner, Barrister Festus Okoye, who is in Ondo State in connection with preparations for the Ondo State Governorship election scheduled for 10th October 2020, rushed to the office at about 8pm. 

He added that the Administrative Secretary of the State, Mr. Popoola and some staff of the Commission are also there. 

Barrister Okoye disclosed that investigation into the cause of the fire will commence promptly after the fire has been contained.

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