The Edo State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a statement revealing how badly the office was wrecked by flood by the massive flooding that overwhelmed some parts of the state on Saturday.
According to INEC’s website, some section of the building’s fencing collapsed after a heavy downpour that lasted for about two hours, pushing in dirty waters thatuninfected files, and card reading machines amongs other valuable items. However, it was disclosed that data were not affected as officials have already forwarded the concluded ones to the national headquarters in Abuja.
“Remember we had completed the first quarter of continuous voter registration in July and the information had been backed up as well as shared with INEC HQ in Abuja,” Obo Effanga, Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner stated. “The current CVR information are shared daily between the registration points in the LGAs and the state headquarters and a comprehensive data compiled and shared at the end of each week.”