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Ondo 2020: Boat With Electoral Materials, INEC Staff Capsizes

Boat carrying some electoral materials to the riverine Ilaje communities of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State has capsized.

The boat carried some ad-hoc staffs of the Independent National Electoral Commission with some election materials in the Igbokoda area of the local government.

Nigerian politician, a Senator of the 8th Nigerian National Assembly, representing Kogi West Senatorial, Dino Melaye, through his Instagram account confirmed the accident.

The senator who uploaded a video of the incident wrote a caption that reads, “Boat carrying electoral materials and Inec staff capsized in Ondo. Local divers trying to rescue them”

Also, sources said there were no casualties in the incident as the men of the Nigeria Navy were able to rescue all the victims and the election materials.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident, describing it as “a minor accident”.

He said, “It happened but it was a minor mishap because there was no casualty, and nothing happened to the election materials, everything is intact.”

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