INEC allays fears over fire incident, says no damage caused

By Ezeocha Nzeh

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that there is nothing to fear about over Friday’s fire incident at the Election and Political Party Monitoring unit of the commission

INEC in a statement issued by its National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity (VEP), Festus Okoye insisted that the inferno did not cause any major damage to the commission, noting that it did not affect the administrative or technical departments of the commission

“At 11.30am today. 17‘“ April 2020. a tire outbreak occurred at a section of the building housing the Election and Party Monitoring Department and the Media Centre. The building is an annex, detached from the main building of the Independent National Electoral Commission‘s headquarters.

“Fire fighters attached to the Commission swiftly responded to contain the inferno and they were later joined by their colleagues from the Federal Fire Service headquarters in the Federal Capital Ten’itory (FCT). The fire was extinguished within a short period of time and did not cause any substantial
damage to the building.

“Apart from some office furniture and equipment. nothing sensitive was destroyed. Reports of party primaries and conventions are intact. The campaign finance database is also not affected. The incident will therefore not affect the administrative or technical operations of the Commission in any way,” Okoye stated

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