- Ahead of Saturday's election, INEC in Kwara state has received all sensitive materials
- The REC said all the sensitive materials have been kept in the vault of Central Bank of Nigeria for safe-keeping
- However, non-sensitive materials have all been deployed to all local government areas in the state
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara state, Malam Garba Attahiru-Madami, has said the commission has taken delivery of all sensitive materials for Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Attahiru-Madami told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, March 5, in Ilorin that all the sensitive materials were in the custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
He added that officials of the commission would commence sorting the materials on Wednesday, March 6, in the open within the premises of the CBN.
The REC added that the sorting of sensitive materials would be done in the presence of representatives of political parties, security agencies, election observers and the media.
NAN reports that the sensitive materials included ballot papers, Form EC 8 and result sheet form.
The REC said that after sorting of the materials, they would be moved to the various local governments accompanied by armed security personnel.
Attahiru-Madami said non sensitive materials like ballot boxes, ink, stamp pads and other items had earlier been moved to the 16 local governments.
The REC added that all the sensitive materials would be kept at the Divisional Police Headquarters in each local government headquarters.
According to him, the sensitive materials would be moved to the 193 Registration Centres (RACs) on Friday evening where they would be sorted out according to various polling units in the open glare of representatives of political parties and security personnel.
Attahiru-Madami assured the people of the state that INEC would conduct credible and internationally accepted governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday, March 9.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that INEC in Plateau state commenced refresher training for its ad-hoc officials to mitigate against hitches experienced during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections.
The commission's head of voter education and publicity in Plateau, Osaretin Imahiyereobo, made the disclosure on Tuesday, March 5 in Jos, at a town hall meeting on voter education.
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