The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday began distribution of non sensitive and sensitive election materials ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Borno.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim, made the disclosure while supervising the exercise at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Maiduguri.
Ibrahim said sensitive and non-sensitive materials as well as card readers were being distributed across the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
He explained the commission has attained 100 per cent in its preparation for the poll.
According to him, the commission has directed Electoral Officers (EOs), to collect, sort out and transport the election materials to their respective LGAs.
“We have commenced distribution and transportation of election materials and workers to the 27 LGAs, this is part of measures to ensure that each of the LGA receive its materials on time.
“All arrangements for logistics and deployment of over 22, 000 ad hoc staff are completed and we are ready for the election.
“I inspected the distribution of the materials at the CBN, to make corrections and ensure that all is set for the election,” he said.
Ibrahim disclosed that the commission under the Inter Consultative Committee on Election Security has adopted proactive measures to safeguard the materials, to ensure free, credible and peaceful election.
While commending security agencies and political parties for their support, the commissioner called on the electorate to come out massively and vote in an orderly and peaceful manner.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise was witnessed by representatives of political parties, security agencies, election observer groups and the media.
Forty one candidates are featuring in the governorship poll, while 400 candidates are taking part in the state House of Assembly election in the state.
INEC registered 2.3 million voters for the 2019 election in the state.