Edo: INEC completes sorting, distribution of sensitive materials to 18 LGAs


In preparedness for the Edo State Saturday’s governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded sorting and distribution of sensitive materials to the 18 local government areas of the state.

Speaking to newsmen after the exercise, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ogun Prof. Olayinka Raji drafted for support in the Edo poĺl, said the sensitive materials arrived in Benin City on Monday and have been dispatched to different LGAs.

According to him, each of the vehicles left with adequate security and nothing was expected to go wrong.

Raji said that four National Electoral Commissioners and two supporting RECs were deployed to Edo for the election adding that each of the six commissioners would supervise the poll in three local government areas.

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“We were here yesterday with all the party agents, observers and security personnel to inspect the materials and the agents were satisfied with what they saw.

“Fortunately, the materials have been sorted and batched. The party agents were also with us today.

“All the materials have left with adequate security and over there the materials will be received by party agents.

“All the materials were carried with INEC vehicles and all the vehicles have been tracked and they are being monitored from our situation room,” he said.

“Those in charge of local government that are far away have gone with the materials. I am here because am in charge of the three local government areas within the metropolis.

“From here I will be going to the three local government areas under my supervision to ensure that the materials got there,” he added.