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We’re Well Prepared For Today’s Re-Run Election – INEC Assures



We’re Well Prepared For Today’s Re-Run Election – INEC Assures

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it was fully prepared to conduct successful re-run election in the areas selected for the exercise across the country on Saturday.

According to the Commission, it has concluded arrangements for the conduct of re-scheduled elections.

The electoral umpire had fixed April 15 for supplementary governorship elections in Kebbi and Adamawa as well as national and state assembly elections across many states in the country.

It stated that in Kebbi state, the governorship supplementary election would be held in 142 polling units (PUs) across 20 local government areas of the state.

The Commission stated further that supplementary elections would be conducted for Kebbi North Senatorial District, two federal constituencies and eight state constituencies in the state.

INEC’s National Commissioner, Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Festus Okoye, stated this on Friday on the sidelines of the distribution of sensitive election materials in Birnin-Kebbi.

He said the Commission was fully ready to conduct successful supplementary elections in the state.

Okoye said the Commission had distributed sensitive election materials comprising ballot papers, result sheets and Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).

He said the Commission had held stakeholders’ engagement with political parties, civil society groups, organisations and security agencies to facilitate a hitch-free exercise.

“Head of security agencies have promised that they had the courage, capacity and the resources to deploy adequately and effectively to all the places where supplementary elections would take place.

“On our own part, the Chairman of the Commission had deployed three national commissioners to Kebbi state because of the number of elections we have here. He has also deployed directing staff for these particular elections.

“So, we are going to have most of our staff acting as supervisory presiding officers, LG tech and acting in various capacities just to make sure that these elections are conducted successfully.

“We are going to have a conclusion to this election, so, by Sunday, Kebbians will be able to know who their governor is just like any other state of the federation,”

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