Over 3,700 card readers at the Edo State headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission have been destroyed by flood.
The Edo INEC headquarters have been ravaged by flood for the past three weeks.
Workers usually run out of their offices whenever there is heavy downpour to avoid be trapped inside their offices.
Chairman, INEC Standing Committee on Estate and Works, Engineer Abubakar Nahuche, who spoke to newsmen after accessing the damage caused by the flood said several electoral materials were destroyed.
Engr. Nahuche said a lot Information Communication Technology equipment were also damaged.
He however stated that the damage caused by the flood would not affect the preparation for the 2019 general election.
Nahuche appealed to state government to tackle the menace of flood in the Ikpoba-Hill area where the Edo INEC headquarters is located.
He said the national headquarters of the commission was considering relocating the state headquarters to another place.
Edo Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Alex-Hart, said he was yet to quantify what was lost to the flood.
“The flooding has paralyzed activities at the INEC headquarters in Edo. Where the office is situated is a valley and when it rains, you have surface run-off of water from all the areas to that place.”
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