Ondo election to hold Oct 10 despite fire outbreak – INEC

The Ondo State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) the electoral body on Friday declared that the inferno would not stop it from conducting the October 10 governorship election, as scheduled in spite of the fire incident that gutted its Akure office.

The Residents Electoral Commissioner in the state, Rufus Akeju, who spoke with journalists at the commission’s headquarters in Alagbaka, Akure, on Friday, said the schedule of the election remained unchanged despite the ugly development.

Akeju, who explained that that the cause of the inferno was yet unknown, said an investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause of the incident.

He said, “Up till now, the actual cause of the fire is unknown but relevant security agencies have commenced investigation and you will be further briefed as events unfold.

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