The Independent National electoral commission (INEC) in Akure, the Ondo state capital, says the boat mishap that happened Friday night during the movement of personnel and materials to the riverine registration areas of Ilaje in the state did not in anyway affect the smooth commencement of Saturday’s governorship election.
During a press briefing on Saturday, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Rufus Akeju, noted that all personnel and election materials were rescued after the boat capsized.
The INEC boss hailed officers and personnel of the Nigerian Navy for rescuing the INEC officials.
Akeju clarified that movement was eventually concluded and voting commenced as planned in all polling units on Saturday.
He, therefore, commended the resilience and professionalism of the Nigerian Navy as well as other personnel involved in the exercise.