The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive election materials to the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State ahead of Saturday’s governorship poll.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ekiti State who confirmed the distribution said the commission took the delivery of the election materials from the office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Ado Ekiti.
“We took delivery of the sensitive materials today at the CBN office and we distributed all the materials and sent them to the 16 local government areas of the state.”
He noted that four INEC National Commissioners supervised the delivery, which was monitored both security agents and the party agents at the CBN office.
“The materials were accompanied by the electoral officers and I have five supervising RECs to assist me here. Also, the party agents were present here and witnessed the distribution and they all confirmed the materials.’’
He said necessary arrangement had been made to enable regular and ad hoc members of staff to get to their duty posts early on Saturday of the election.
The distribution of the election material is coming as security has been beefed up around the INEC office in Ado Ekiti.
The adjourning roads leading to the office were also cordoned off, with Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) positioned at strategic locations of the area.