A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The warehouse of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at its Electoral Institute along Airport Road, Abuja was gutted by fire on Saturday night, reports Thisday.
The institute serves as a warehouse and central store for the commission.
The fire, which lasted for about four hours before it was put out by the fire fighters, was caused by an electric surge.
The fire destroyed unused non-sensitive materials for the 2011 elections.
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Fears raised that 2015 electoral materials might have been affected were doused by the commission.
INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Wole Osaze Uzzi, noted that the incident would not affect the preparation for the elections since the burnt items were the non-sensitive materials like bags, forms and envelopes used in the 2011 general elections.
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