INEC Commences Distribution of Sensitive Materials Ahead of Presidential Election
- The distribution of materials and all the necessary items and resources required to conduct an election signals that the election is near
- Materials to be distributed include ballots, voting machines, ballot boxes, and other items that voters will use to cast their votes
- About 48 hours before the presidential and National Assembly elections, INEC commenced the distribution process across Nigeria
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FCT, Abuja - In preparation for the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, February 25, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive election materials to its local government offices.
Nigeran Tribune reports that the electoral commission has started distributing the materials to various locations ahead of the polls.
The materials are expected to be transported under the watchful eye of security personnel attached to each batch of INEC staff.
We are ready for the elections, says INEC official
An INEC official who was part of those in charge of distribution, but not approved to speak on the issue, told Legit.ng anonymously that the process has been seamless.
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''We have started moving the materials so as not have any logistical challenges. Our goal is to ensure that all states receive their materials a day before the elections in order for elections to start on time on election day.
''Security personnel will also escort them due to the insecurity we have in some parts of the country.
''Our plan is to get them to their expected destinations on time, so voting can commence in earnest.''
INEC gets cash for presidential, National Assembly elections
INEC has received money from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for election logistics in a related development.
A national commissioner of INEC disclosed this to Daily Trust on Tuesday night, February 21.
There had been apprehension over the inability of INEC to get cash from the CBN even though its budget is a first-line charge.
Over 146,000 observers will monitor 2023 elections, says INEC
Meanwhile, INEC has announced that 146,913 domestic and international observers will be deployed for the 2023 general elections.
INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this on Tuesday, February 21, while addressing the observers in Abuja, saying the figure is the largest in the history of Nigeria’s elections.
He, however, urged the observers to stick to their mandates and not break the laws regarding election observation.
Political parties devise strategies to beat cash crunch ahead of elections
Legit.ng had earlier reported that political parties need help to get cash for expenditure, including the payment of allowances to agents on election day, a few days before the presidential election.
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The major political parties say they are struggling for cash to be expended on logistics ahead of the polls.
The expenditure, it was gathered, would start with mobilising state coordinators and party agents, among others.