INEC in Bauchi State on Wednesday began the distribution of sensitive materials to the 20 Local Government Areas of the state for Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the distribution commenced at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the materials were: Bimodal Voter Accreditation (BVAS Sysetm,) election result sheets as well as the ballot papers.
Alhaji Mohammed Nura, The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state said during the distribution that the early distribution is to avoid shortfalls of materials.
He said: “The reason for early distribution is to have knowledge of any shortfalls of the materials so we can revert back to headquarters Abuja for necessary actions before the election.
“That is why we invited all stakeholders to witness the exercise in order to forestall any impression by anybody of any wrongdoing by the commission.”
NAN also reports that the distribution was monitored by security agencies, including the Paramilitary, Police, Army, Nigerian Security as well as the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Others were the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the Department of State Service (DSS), among other stakeholders. (NAN)