Flood Hits INEC Office in Edo State, Voter Registration Machines Affected

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Benin, Edo State has been ravaged by flood, following a downpour on Friday.

The office was completely flooded while the Voter enrollment machines configured for the forthcoming Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) were affected.

This was confirmed by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun in a statement on Saturday, May 25, in Abuja.

The statement partly reads: “Our Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo State, Dr. Anugbum Onuoha, has reported that our State Headquaters in Benin City was completely flooded following a torrential rainfall yesterday Friday 24th May 2024.

“Preliminary assessment shows that the heavy downpour damaged a section of the building. Movable and immovable items were submerged, including vehicles parked at the premises as well as office furniture and equipment.

“Some of the voter enrollment machines already configured for the forthcoming Continuous Voter Registration CVR are affected. However, the Commission is delivering additional machines from the neighbouring States to make up for the shortfall. We are determined to ensure that the CVR in all the 192 Wards across Edo State will proceed on Monday 27th November 2024 as scheduled.”

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