- INEC on Wednesday, March 20, assured Nigerians that the commission will ensure timely deployment of materials and personnel for Saturday polls in Plateau state
- The commission said INEC is determined to conduct free, fair and credible poll
- According to INEC, the commission has put in place necessary mechanism to ensure that the process is smooth
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to ensure timely deployment of personnel and materials during Saturday’s supplementary election in Plateau.
Osaretin Imahiyereobo, INEC Head, Voter Education and Publicity in the state gave the assurance in statement issued on Wednesday, March 20, in Jos.
According to him, the commission is determined to conduct free, fair and credible poll, hence it has put in place necessary mechanism to ensure that the process is smooth.
He also assured political parties that INEC would be transparent, honest and fair during the poll.
Imahiyereobo also appealed to residents of the state, particularly those in areas where poll would hold to conduct themselves in peaceful manner to ensure a hitch free exercise.
“While calling on voters to peacefully participate in the supplementary election, we want to assure residents of the state that measures have been put in place to ensure timely deployment of personnel and materials for early commencement of the exercise.
“We wish to assure all, especially political parties of our commitment to fairness, transparency, honesty and a demonstration of high sense of responsibility during the election.
“INEC in conjunction with the security agencies is determined to provide an enabling environment that will engender free, fair, credible and peaceful election,” he assured.
Imahiyereobo also harped on the use of smart card readers in the poll, adding that election would the cancelled in polling units where card readers are not used.
He explained that non sensitive materials have been distributed to areas where election would hold, adding that sensitive materials would be deployed by Thursday, March 21.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that supplementary election for governorship poll would hold in 40 polling units in 19 Wards in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
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Similarly, supplementary poll for the Langtang south constituency of the state would also hold same day.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, on Wednesday, March 20, said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced the airlift of election materials for supplementary elections holding on Saturday, March 23.
Abubakar made this known during the quarterly CAS conference with Branch Chiefs and Air Officers Commanding (AOC) at the NAF headquarters in Abuja.
He noted the role of the Air Force in helping the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in solving its logistics challenges while commending the professionalism displayed by NAF personnel during the recently concluded general elections.
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