- An INEC result sheet, Form EC8B, meant for Kano state, surprisingly found its way to Oyo
- While election materials were being sorted at the CBN premises in Oyo, a group of INEC officials, including ad hoc ones, suddenly raised an alarm over the discovery
- An INEC official said the form would be given to the CBN to return it to Kano state as soon as possible
There was mild drama at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) branch in Dugbe, Ibadan, Oyo state on Wednesday, February 20, as Form EC8B of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) meant for Kano, surprisingly found its way to the south-west state.
The form, which is the result sheet for a particular ward within a state, is one of the sensitive election materials, Leadership reports.
Legit.ng gathers that while sorting of the materials was ongoing at the CBN premises around 5:30pm, a group of INEC officials, including ad hoc ones, suddenly raised an alarm.
A woman held up the form and the officials were reportedly heard exclaiming: “Eh! For Kano… noted.”
The form was subsequently taken to an INEC official who documented it in a register.
A senior official of the commission supervising the sorting was asked how the matter would be handled.
The official reportedly replied: “We will give it to the CBN to return it to Kano state as soon as possible."
The official further stated that there had been no other discoveries as such and that as soon as the sorting was over, the sensitive materials would be dispatched to different local government areas of the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Prof Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, said “only an act of God" can stop the conduct of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Saturday, February 23.
The INEC chairman stated this in Abuja while addressing a cross section of the diplomatic community and international election monitoring groups in Nigeria for the 2019 elections.
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