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INEC Fire: An Act Of Desperation – Ondo Deputy Gov, Ajayi

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The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has alleged that the fire outbreak at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state was an act of desperation by some persons.

The Zenith Labour Party governorship candidate who spoke through his Media Aide, Allen Sowore, said a probe panel must be instituted to unravel the cause of the mysterious fire.

Naija News had earlier reported that fire gutted the ICT section of the commission where 5141 units of card readers meant for the October 10 governorship election were burnt and destroyed.

Ajayi said, “Over 5000 card readers were lost in mysterious fire outbreak in Ondo INEC office less than 30 days to the election.”

“All the authorities concerned must immediately institute a probe. Nobody should tell us any balderdash about this. It’s simply an act of desperation.”

Meanwhile, INEC had stated that the incident will not affect the already scheduled election, adding that the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.