ONDO ELECTIONS: INEC boat capsizes, ad hoc staff rescued

Written by on October 10, 2020

A boat carrying some electoral materials to the riverine Ilaje communities of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State has capsized.

According to sources, It was gathered that the boat carried some ad-hoc staffs of the Independent National Electoral Commission with some election materials in the Igbokoda area of the local government.

But the source said there were no casualties in the incident as the men of the Nigeria Navy rescued all the victims and the election materials.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident, describing it as “a minor accident”.

Confirming the report, police image maker in the state, Tee Leo Ikoro said it the incident was a “minor accident,” Ikoro added that “All the electoral materials and INEC officials were rescued. It happened in ilaje area of Ondo State. The minor accident has no impact on the election.”

He said, “It happened but it was a minor mishap because there was no casualty, and nothing happened to the election materials, everything is intact.”

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