Ben Ezechime, Enugu
The Independent National Electoral Commission in Enugu, on Thursday, took delivery of sensitive materials from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for Saturday’s re-run elections in the state.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr Chukwuemeka Chukwu, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in his office.
Chukwu said that the commission was fully prepared for a hitch-free exercise.
He said that INEC had taken possession and secured the delivery of the sensitive materials for upward movement to the three respective local government areas involved in the re-run elections.
He said that the commission was in the last phase of the process of the re-run, with the ballot papers and results sheet in its safe custody.
The REC also said that the commission had invited representatives of political parties and security agencies to witness the exercise for openness as well as assure all the stakeholders that the sensitive materials are intact.
He said that non-sensitive materials had already been moved to the council areas, adding that training, logistics, security and other arrangements had been concluded for the exercise.
It would be recalled that 173 polling units in 25 Registration Areas, also called political wards, would be open for Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency and Enugu South (Urban) State Constituency re-run elections.
For Igbo-Eze North/Udenu Federal Constituency, there would be 62,697 voters within 24 Registration Areas as well as 165 polling units.
Also, for Enugu South (Urban) State Constituency, there would be 4,618 eligible voters in one Registration Area as well as eight polling units.