Sensitive materials already in all Edo LGs, says INEC

All sensitive materials for the Edo State Governorship Clection scheduled for Saturday have left the custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria in Benin City for the various Local Government Areas, the Independent National Electoral Commission, has said.

The commission also announced that it would use both members of the National Youth Service Corps and ad hoc staff of tertiary institutions in the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for October 10, 2020

INEC National Commissioner and Chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee), Festus Okoye, said these in a statement on Thursday after its meeting to  review preparations for the Edo and Ondo States governorship elections as well as all outstanding bye-elections.

He said, “The commission has made adequate preparations for the Edo State governorship election scheduled for Saturday September 19, 2020. All sensitive materials for the said election have left the custody of the CBN, Benin City for the various LGAs in the state.”

He said the NYSC authorities had informed the commission that they were in a position to mobilise more corps members for the Ondo State governorship election.

“After due consideration and to restore the corps members to their role in the electoral process, the commission has decided to allow the recruitment of these additional NYSC members only,” he said.

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