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Flood Spoils INEC Voter Registration Machines In Benin

INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION

PRESS RELEASE

FLOODING OF OUR EDO STATE HEADQUARTERS IN BENIN CITY

Our Resident Electoral Commissioner for Edo State, Dr. Anugbum Onuoha, has reported that our State Headquarters 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 enrolment 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 May 2024 as scheduled.

However, in view of the emergency situation, the State Headquarters will not serve as a registration centre as planned.

Instead, the exercise will now take place in our Ikpoba Okha LGA office located at 16 Customs Road, off Benin/Auchi Road, Benin City.

Meanwhile, the attention of the  security agencies and emergency services has been drawn to the incident.

Sam Olumekun mni

National Commissioner & Chairman,

Information and Voter Education Committee

Saturday 25th May 2024

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