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General News of Saturday, 10 October 2020


Ondo 2020: Boat conveying electoral materials, INEC staff capsizes

A boat carrying some electoral materials to the riverine Ilaje communities of Ilaje local government area of Ondo state capsized early morning, Saturday, October 10.

The boat carrying some ad-hoc staffs of the Independent National Electoral Commission with some election materials was heading to Igbokoda area of the local government.

Eyewitnesses, however, say there were no casualties in the incident as the men of the Nigeria Navy rescued all the victims and the election materials.

When contacted by The Punch, the spokesman of the state police command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident, describing it as “a minor accident.”

His words:

“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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