- The fire that gutted INEC office in Ondo state was caused by faulty electrical connection
- This was disclosed by the state police command
- Going further, the police rejected the idea that the fire was deliberately caused by some people
Few days after a fire outbreak at the Akure office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Ondo police command has revealed that it was caused by faulty electrical connection.
As a result of this, the police dismissed talks that the fire incident was masterminded by some individuals.
This was disclosed by the state police commissioner Salami Bolaji at a news briefing in Akure.
According to him, issues of saboteurs setting containers ablaze had to be put to rest.
Going further, he promised that other findings would be made public.
“The result of investigation into the incident is out. The fire was caused by faulty electrical connection and the smart card readers were burnt. They were kept in two containers on the premises of INEC and the air conditioners were kept on for 24 hours.
“This will put to rest speculations that the fire was caused by saboteurs. If there are other findings, we will let you know. For now, the major cause is faulty electrical connection.
“This report is final from the fire service. They have the authority to investigate fire incidents in Akure,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following the inferno at the Ondo office of INEC, the body declared that no cause for alarm with respect to the upcoming elections on its schedule.
The commission frantically assured that the governorship election slated for September 19 and October 10 in the Edo and Ondo states respectively will hold despite the unfortunate occurrence.
Speaking on Thursday, September 10, INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, declared that the election will not be postponed because the commission has put everything in place.
Legit.ng had also reported that Primate Elijah Ayodele predicted that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo will be betrayed by some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming guber election.
The INRI Spiritual Evangelical Ministry founder made this prediction in Lagos in an exclusive interview with Legit TV.
Ayodele stated that the governor will face a big hurdle as some people in APC will throw their weight behind Agboola Ajayi, Akeredolu's embattled deputy.
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