- INEC has begun distribution of sensitive materials to some areas in Kogi state
- The rerun would be held in Kogi West senatorial district and the Ajaokuta federal constituency on Saturday, November 30
- Mohammed Haruna, the state REC, said the materials were for onward distribution to the affected areas that the supplementary poll would be held
In its readiness for the rerun slated for Saturday, November 30, in Kogi West senatorial district and the Ajaokuta federal constituency, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started the distribution of sensitive materials to the areas where the election would be conducted.
Daily Trust reports that the materials which were stored at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lokoja, were on Thursday, November 28, taken delivery of in the presence of INEC officials, including the national commissioner for Kogi, Kwara and Nasarawa states, Mohammed Haruna, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof James Apam, representatives of the concerned political parties, personnel from security agencies and reporters.
Legit.ng gathered that Haruna explained that the materials were for onward distribution to the affected areas that the supplementary poll would be conducted in Kogi West and in the Ajaokuta federal constituency.
“We are taking the materials for the 53 polling units in the Kogi West senatorial district and the 22 polling units in Ajaokuta federal constituency. We are ready; all the materials are here, and we are set to receive them from the CBN.
“The charge is that the people should come out to cast their votes and conduct themselves in a peaceful manner, and for the politicians to be mindful of their conduct. We have charged our personnel to conduct themselves in a free and fair manner, and the electorates, to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner,” he said.
Apam said that the commission was more than ready for the election, as all the logistics and funding have been provided.
The Kogi West senatorial district supplementary would hold across 53 polling units while the Ajaokuta federal constituency rerun would hold in 22 polling units.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that days after the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa which were reportedly marred by violence, the INEC revealed why it did not cancel the poll.
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