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Boat mishap: INEC confirms no loss of persons, material

By Raphael Jov Abuja

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that there was boat accident involving its personnel on election duty in the riverine atea of the Ilaje Local Government Friday night.

Ondo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ambassador Rufus Akeju who confirmed this at a press briefing at the Commission’s headquarter in Akure said no live was lost to the mishsp while all election materials were rescued intact.

The REC said “fortunately, all personnel and election materials were rescued when the boat capsized. This was made possible by the officers and petsonnel of the Nigerian Navy who escorted the boats.

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

Ambassador Akeju said despite the accident, ” the movement was eventually concluded and voting commenced as planned in all the voting units today”.

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