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Bye Election: Sensitive Materials Arrives Anambra State – INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has today took delivery of sensitive materials for the tomorrow rerun election scheduled in Nnewi North and Orumba North local government areas of Anambra State. Accordingly, security agencies, political party’s agents, civil society organisations, together in partnership with INEC, have all inspected the materials before deployment to the two local government areas the elections will hold.

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, office in Awka was responsible for warehousing the material before their onwards distribution to various wards that will hold the election process. 

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, Dr Elizabeth Agwu, confirmed to newsmen that the sensitive materials including ballot papers and result sheets has been deployed and received. 

More so, BVA machines have also been handed over to electoral officers and they are in good hands, she added. 

In her statement, “We have completed 50 per cent of our work and we are ready for the election on Saturday. I want to urge the adhoc staff to be proactive to ensure smooth process. 

“There will be no movement in the areas where the election will hold from 8:30 a.m. when voting will start to 2:30 p.m. when voting will end. 

“I want to assure the electorate that every person on queue will vote before close of time,” she said.