Several card readers were damaged as fire gutted the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akure, on Thursday.
Media Adviser/Chief Press Secretary to the Independent National Electoral Commission, Rotimi Oyekanmi confirmed the incident.
The inferno was said to have started about 8 pm and gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers.
“The 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 8 pm,” INEC said.
Although the cause of the inferno is yet to be known, Barrister Okoye assured that an investigation would be carried out to unravel what triggered the fire.
Some staff of the Commission and the Administrative Secretary of the State, Mr Popoola were also at the INEC office.