The INEC ad-hoc staff were on their way to the polling unit for the state governorship election taking place today on Saturday October 10, when the boat capsized.
Confirming the report, police image maker in the state, Tee Leo Ikoro said it the incident was a “minor accident”.
Ikoro added that;
All the electoral materials and INEC officials were rescued. It happened in ilaje area of Ondo State. The minor accident has no impact on the election.
He said the election materials were all destroyed in the incident but all passengers on board were rescued alive.
Watch the video from the scene below
INEC TODAY BOAT CAPSIZE IN ONDO RIVER. THANK GOD FOR SAFETY pic.twitter.com/DkUPPxVemX
— ifeanyi ezeogu (@ifeanyiezeogu) October 10, 2020