The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC said its staff who were involved in a boat mishap on Friday while deploying for the governorship election in Ondo state have all been rescued.
A statement from the publicity directorate of the Commission reads; “INEC can confirm that there was an incident last night during the movement of personnel and materials to the riverine Registration Areas of Ilaje LGA of Ondo State for today’s governorship election.
“Fortunately, all personnel and election materials were rescued when the boat capsized.
This was made possible by the officers and personnel of the Nigeria Navy who escorted the boats.
“The movement was eventually concluded and voting commenced as planned in all the polling units today.
“INEC commends the resilience and professionalism of the Nigerian Navy as well as those of all other personnel involved in the exercise”.
Watch moment passengers in the capsized boat were seen struggling for safety