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BREAKING: Fire razes INEC headquarters in Ondo

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Fire gutted the Ondo State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday.

This came barely one month to the governorship election in the state.

The cause of the inferno was unknown as of the time of filing this report.

The PUNCH gathered that the fire destroyed some items in a section of the office.

When our correspondent visited the scene, security operatives at the scene cordoned off the INEC office premises.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state, Dr Rufus Akeju, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile information reaching Amebo Newspaper has it that Fire broke out today, Thursday September 10,2020 at the Ondo State Head Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Akure. The inferno, which gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers, started at 7.30 pm. Men of the Fire Service are however currently containing the fire.

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

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

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