Following the episode of fire at the base camp of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Ondo State, the Deputy Governor of the State, Agboola Ajayi has claimed that the fiery blaze was a demonstration of edginess by certain people.
As indicated by Ajayi who talked through his Media Aide, Allen Sowore, a test board must be established to disentangle the reason for the secretive fire.
On Thursday night, fire gutted the ICT segment of the commission where 5141 units of card perusers implied for the October 10 governorship political race were singed and wrecked.
The Deputy Governor who is the candidate of Zenith Labour Party, ZLP at the forthcoming governorship poll said, “Over 5000 card readers were lost in mysterious fire outbreak in Ondo INEC office less than 30 days to the election.
“All the authorities concerned must immediately institute a probe. Nobody should tell us any balderdash about this. It’s simply an act of desperation.”
Meanwhile, INEC had stated that the incident will not affect the already scheduled election, adding that the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.