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Deputy Governor, Ajayi reacts to INEC fire incident

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The embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has reacted to the fire outbreak at the  headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the state on Thursday night.

It was widely reported that 5141 units of card readers meant for the October 10 governorship election were burnt and destroyed during the fire incident. The commission, however, noted that the incident will not affect the already scheduled election.

But in a statement by his Media Aide, Allen Sowore, the deputy governor alleged that the fire incident was an act of desperation by some persons to frustrate the efforts of the electoral body.

The Zenith Labour Party governorship candidate, however, called for a probe to unravel the cause of the mysterious fire.

Ajayi 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.”

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