Amidst political unrest, INEC completes distribution of electoral materials in Kano

Amidst political unrest, INEC completes distribution of electoral materials in Kano

- INEC has finished distribution the sensitive electoral materials in Kano state

- This is less than 24 hours after several people were killed in Bebeji LGA of the state

- The commission embarked on distribution of the sensitive materials on Wednesday and finished today, February 22

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano state says it has completed the distribution of sensitive materials to all the 44 local government areas in the state on Friday, February 22.

The Public Relations Officer of the commission in the state, Alhaji Garba Lawal, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kano.

According to Lawal, the commission embarked on distribution of the sensitive materials on Wednesday following the postponement of the elections earlier scheduled for February 16.

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“Since Thursday night we have completed the distribution of sensitive materials to all our local government offices across the state, and at the end of today (Friday) we are hoping to distribute them to all the Registration Area Centres (RACs).

“By tomorrow morning, as early as possible, we are going to start the distribution of both the non-sensitive and the sensitive materials to polling units where the election will commence,’’ Lawal said.

He explained that the commission had done everything possible to ensure the welfare and safety of the corps members serving as ad-hoc staff for the elections.

NAN recalls that the electoral body had last week confirmed that all the non-sensitive materials have been distributed to all the 44 local government areas.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, described the frequent clashes between the supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as unfortunate and worrisome.

Sanusi spoke on Friday, February 22, while addressing newsmen at his palace in Kano, following the clash that erupted between APC and PDP supporters at a political rally in Bebeji local government area of the state.

He appealed to party supporters and politicians in the state to shun politics of violence and thuggery, to ensure peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general elections.

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