- The stages are set for the Edo state guber election
- INEC has begun distributing sensitive materials to be used for the election
- A check by Legit.ng correspondent in Edo showed that the materials have been sent to the 18 LGAs in the state
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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to be used for the Edo governorship election scheduled for Saturday, September 19.
Legit.ng reporter in Benin city observed the movement of the materials from the INEC offices in Sapele road, Benin, Oredo local government area and Ekpoma.
The distribution is going on amid heavy security in the state capital and torrid rainfall.
The materials are expected to get to the headquarters of the 18 local government areas of the state where party agents, observers, INEC officials and security agents are supposed to receive them.
Alongside the electoral materials, the commission is also moving items like buckets, mats, toiletries, bags of water, and mosquito nets for Adhoc officials to use during their assignments in the local government headquarters.
With the materials arriving all 18 local government areas of the state tonight, it is expected that the electoral commission will ensure early distribution towards and polling units in election day.
Earlier, it was reported that INEC sent a crucial message to its staff with less than twenty-four hours to Edo election
In a statement on Friday, September 18, signed by the commission's chairman Mahmood Yakubu, INEC expressed hope that its staff "will rise to the occasion" and give a level ground to all the political parties and candidates partaking in the guber poll.
Yakubu, who emphasised that all eyes are on INEC, charged the commission' staff to make sacrifices in carrying out their duties.
He further added that INEC will "continue to improve the welfare and conditions of service of staff within the available resources."
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