2019 elections: Sensitive materials arrive in Ondo state amidst tight security

2019 elections: Sensitive materials arrive in Ondo state amidst tight security

- INEC has started distribution of sensitive electoral materials amidst tight security

- It was also gathered that the election materials were all sealed with some security features

- People were also seen at various INEC offices checking their names in the commission's ad-hoc staff list

Etuk Andrew, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)'s electoral officer in Okitipupa, Ondo state, said on Friday, February 15, that sensitive materials have been received in the state.

Andrew told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Okitipupa that all the sensitive materials for the election had arrived and members of staff were ready to conduct the election.

Legit.ng gathers that the Nigeria Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were seen on ground at the INEC’s office to provide security.

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It was also gathered that the election materials were all sealed with some security features.

A large crowd also dotted the gate of the INEC office to check their names for ad hoc staff, which was released by INEC.

Andrew said that INEC had released the names of successful ad hoc staff who had been trained for the elections.

He said: “As you can see, sensitive materials have arrived in readiness for the elections and that is why the security is tight."

The presidential and National Assembly elections hold nationwide on Saturday, February 16.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that with hours left to the presidential and National Assembly general elections, the Kano police command on Thursday, February 14, said it had impounded 17 sacks containing thumb-printed ballot papers in Sabon Gari area of Kano.

The ballot papers, according to the emerging reports, had already been thumb-printed on the box of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).

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