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Ondo 2020: Boat Conveying INEC Workers, Electoral Materials Capsizes

File photo of election materials in Ondo State ahead of the guber polls. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun

 

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A boat conveying some ad-hoc Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers and electoral materials to the riverine Ilaje communities in Ondo State has capsized.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ondo State, Rufus Oloruntoyin Akeju, who confirmed the incident, said the boat capsized on Friday night during the movement of “personnel and materials to the riverine Registration Areas of Ilaje Local Government Area (LGA)”

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“Fortunately, all personnel and election materials were rescued when the boat capsized,” Akeju added.

The rescue efforts were carried out by personnel of the Nigeria Navy who escorted the boats.

The movement was eventually concluded and voting commenced as planned in all the polling units today.

INEC commends the resilience and professionalism of the Nigerian Navy as well as those of all other personnel involved in the exercise.

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