Friday, September 11, 2020

Ondo INEC Office: Ajayi calls for probe

                            The burnt office

 The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi has called for the probe of the fire incident that razed the Independent National Electoral office in the state.

The Zenith Labour Party Governorship candidate views the fire incident that gutted the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with grave concern.

Ajayi said  the fire incident coming barely four weeks before the governorship election fixed for October 10, 2020, should worry every responsible and reasonable citizen of Ondo State.

Speaking in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Babatope Okeowo, Ayaji said those find responsible should face the law.

"The Deputy Governor calls for the investigation of the fire incident and brings those culpable to face the wrath of the law.

"The question that readily comes to the minds of reasonable citizens is why did the fire target the store where card readers meant for the election were kept?

"The law enforcement agencies should ask if the intention of those responsible for inferno is to seek the postponement of the election or the cancellation of the use of card readers for accreditation.

"The people of Ondo State are waiting patiently for the outcome of the investigation as they will not tolerate any ploy by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to subvert the wish of the electorate." He conconcluded.

Meanwhile,  INEC has allayed the fear being expressed about shift in the date of the poll.

The spokesman for INEC, Mr Festus Okoye, has said the fire incident would not affect the election in any way. He said card readers would be mopped from other states not holding election in October and would be configured for the Ondo poll.

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