INEC expresses readiness for Saturday supplementary polls

INEC expresses readiness for Saturday supplementary polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that it is prepared for the supplementary elections scheduled for this Saturday in Kebbi and other states of the nation.

On April 15, INEC scheduled national and state assembly elections in many states across the nation, as well as supplementary governorship elections in Kebbi and Adamawa.

Supplementary elections will be conducted in 20 local government areas in Kebbi’s 142 Polling Units (PUs).

The electoral umpire will also conduct supplementary elections in Kebbi North Senatorial District, two Federal Constituencies, and eight State Constituencies in the state.

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

He pledged the commission’s readiness to conduct successful supplementary elections across Nigeria.

Okoye said INEC had distributed sensitive election materials comprising ballot papers, result sheets and Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) to states listed for the elections.

He said: “Heads 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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