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INEC Insists Elections Will Hold Despite Fire Outbreak In Akwa Ibom

8 March 2019 National News News


Less than 24 hours to the governorship and House of Assembly elections, the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been gutted by fire.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini said elections would hold in the area despite the fire incidence.

Igini who reacted to the fire incidence said the fire would not stop the commission from carrying out its duties on Saturday as most of the sensitive materials for the conduct of the elections are still intact.

According to him some Card Readers, generating sets, computers and other office equipment were burnt.

Igini who carried out an assessment of the incident in the said “There is no going back on the March 9 election. Election will hold as scheduled, no matter the plot,” he said

The cause of the fire is yet to be known.

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