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INEC replaces burnt card readers, says election will hold in Anambra

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Anambra State, Nkwachukwu Orji, on Friday said the commission has replaced all the 4,695 card readers destroyed by fire.

A fire at the storage container inside the INEC Headquarters, in Awka, destroyed the card readers and other sensitive materials stored inside.

The incident had cast doubt over the conduct of tomorrow’s presidential elections in the state.
But, speaking during a live television programme in Awka on Friday morning, Mr Orji said the commission has managed to replace the destroyed card readers and other materials.
He said the card readers were collected from across the country and deployed to Anambra State.
“We have managed to stabilise our operations. And I am happy to say that we have received smart card readers from all over the country, which we have prepared for the elections.

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