- The INEC in Delta state has declared that 95 per cent of the sensitive materials for the state are already available
- The commission said it has started distributing the materials to the state local government areas
- According to the head of department of voter education and publicity, Bukola Ojeme, party agents are in the CBN waiting for the arrival of the remaining materials
The Independent National Electoral (INEC) in Delta on Thursday, February 21, began the distribution of sensitive election materials to 23 of the 25 local government areas of the state.
Bukola Ojeme, Head of Department (HOD) voter education and publicity, in the state, said in Asaba that the vehicles conveying the materials had been dispatched to the local government areas, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Ojeme explained that some of the materials that had yet to arrive the state as at Wednesday, February 22, had been received while the last batch would arrive later on Thursday or Friday morning.
According to him, “Between today and tomorrow some of the materials will have arrived in the various reception centres from where they will be dispatched on Saturday morning to the polling stations for the elections.’’
He disclosed that the commission, in consultation with the political party agents agreed that the distribution of the sensitive material for 22 local government areas should commence while awaiting the remaining ones for three local government areas.
According to him, the materials for the remaining three local government areas are already on their way to the state.
He said: “The party agents are in the CBN waiting for the arrival of the remaining materials and as we speak the materials are en-route to the state.
“We believe by tomorrow latest, the materials will be in Asaba. Very comfortably, I can say that about 95 per cent of the materials for the state are here now.
“Once again, I appeal to Deltans to place value on their participation in the electoral process by ensuring that they troupe to the various polling units where they are registered to vote on Saturday, February 23.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the INEC said it will commence distribution of sensitive electoral materials across the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom state on Thursday, February 21.
Mike Igini, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state disclosed this on Wednesday, February 20.
Igini stated this while addressing political party agents, international observers, and security agencies at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) premises in Uyo.
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