The African Democratic Congress has said there was a need to investigate the fire outbreak which occurred on the premises of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Edujandon.com had earlier reported that INEC said the fire destroyed some 5,000 card readers meant to be used for the forthcoming October 10 governorship election in the state..
Reacting in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Eniola Olurotimi, ADC expressed shock over the incident, insisting that INEC must ensure the provision of another card readers.
The statement partly read, “It was reported that the fire outbreak led to the destruction of smart card readers. The ADC as a party considers this very dramatic and an act of arson. The ADC as a party condemns in all ramifications this barbaric act that is likely coming from the ruling party with the sole purpose of destabilising the process of a free, fair and credible governorship election.
“The fire incident is an attempt to undermine the credibility of the electioneering process and ADC request that the Federal Government must replace the damaged smart cards before 10th October 2020, this is because manual vote counting would be most unacceptable in the coming election.
“We hereby demand that INEC allow a just, free, fair and credible process in the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State and avoid been used by the ruling party.”
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