More than 5,000 voters card perusers are said to have been obliterated in the fire that overwhelmed the administrative center of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akure, Thursday.
Stating this on Friday, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC in the state, Amb. Rufus Akeju told newsmen that the fiery blaze began at about 7:30 pm after the workplace had been shut for the afternoon.
As indicated by him, 5,141 keen card perusers were obliterated in the fire.
Mr. Akeju focused on that things could have been more terrible, had it not been for the ideal intercession of the men of the Ondo State Fire Service, Federal Fire Service, and fire administration authorities from Ilesa, Osun State.
At the hour of revealing, the genuine reason for the fire is yet obscure, yet the REC guaranteed that suitable organizations are as of now researching the occurrence.
The Commissioner likewise expressed that the occurrence won’t influence the coming political race in the state, focusing on that important plans are being set up to supplant the consumed materials.
The fire flare-up on Thursday comes just half a month to the October 10 governorship political race in the state.
INEC’s Commissioner accountable for Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye, told writers at the location of the occurrence that the fire influenced the Information and Communication Technology part of the Commission.
Talking further on the harmed materials, Mr. Okoye uncovered that around 1000 card perusers conveyed to INEC from Osun State were up to speed in the flares close by more than 4000 card perusers having a place with INEC in Ondo State.
He, notwithstanding, guaranteed that the hellfire won’t prompt the delay of the polls.