The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Tuesday, said, that a total of 4,695 card readers were destroyed in the fire that gutted the containers, where they were kept at the Anambra State office.
INEC also revealed that it will mop up spare card readers in other states for use in the Anambra.
A statement signed by Festus Okoye, the Chairman of INEC’s committee on Information and Voter Education, reads: “While the Commission awaits the details of the latest incident, it notes with some relief that there was no fatality or injury reported.
“Initial assessment, however, confirms that a total of 4,695 smart card readers were destroyed in the inferno.
“While this is no doubt, a setback to our preparations, for the smooth conduct of the elections in Anambra State, the Commission has taken immediate measures to ameliorate the situation by mopping up some of the spare card readers from other states to deploy to Anambra State.”