TWO containers containing configured card readers and other sensitive materials for Saturday 16 February 2019 Presidential and National Assembly election were gutted down by fire at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Awka, the Anambra State capital. The fire whose source remained unknown started at 2.14pm, raising the entire containers before arrival of officials of Anambra State fire service as at 2.40pm on Tuesday. He said the total card readers in the burnt containers 6,372 main to be distributed to all the polling units across the 21 local government areas of the state. “We have to access the situation before we come out to a logical conclusion on materials destroyed. I don’t know if the materials were configured because I am just arriving the office”, he added.
Source: Nigerian Tribune February 12, 2019 15:56 UTC