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Fire guts INEC materials in Awka, Anambra State

Fire on Tuesday gutted a container at the Secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Awka, Anambra State.

The container, it was gathered, contained card readers.

Reports have it that Staff of the Commission fled their offices while the fire lasted even as firefighters battled to put off the fire.
Meanwhile, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, in Anambra State, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, has expressed doubts over elections taking place in the state on Saturday.

He said the commission would have to do an evaluation of the quantum of destruction done by the fire before coming out with a position on the situation.

He said the fire destroyed card readers meant for the Saturday elections in the state.

He debunked the story that the fire might have been caused by power surge.

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