The impact of the fire incident that engulfed the Anambra office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is beginning to manifest.
On Tuesday, the Commission said that a total of 4,695 card readers were destroyed in the Anambra fire incident.
In trying to restore confidence in the system, INEC said that it will mop up spare card readers in other states for use in the Anambra.
The Commission shared its position via the agency’s verified Twitter handle. It said:
“While the Commission awaits the details of the latest incident, it notes with some relief that there was no fatality or injury reported.
“Initial assessment, however, confirms that a total of 4,695 smart card readers were destroyed in the inferno.
“While this is no doubt, a setback to our preparations, for the smooth conduct of the elections in Anambra State, the Commission has taken immediate measures to ameliorate the situation by mopping up some of the spare card readers from other states to deploy to Anambra State.”