The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that it has replaced the burnt card readers and other sensitive materials that were destroyed in a fire at its office in Anambra state. INEC had said that over 4, 000 card readers were destroyed in the fire. In a statement on its Twitter handle on Thursday, the Commission said its office in Anambra State replaced card readers for 14 LGAs, adding that they have been configured and delivered. The electoral umpire said it is working hard on the remaining 7 LGAs – Ayamelum, Ogbaru, Idemili North, Idemili South, Aguata, Awka North and Oyi. A spokesman for the Commission, Festus Okoye, had disclosed on Tuesday said that immediate measures to ameliorate the situation in Anambra including the mopping up of some spare card readers from other states were already in progress.
Source: The North Africa Journal February 15, 2019 20:15 UTC