June 15, 2024

2023 Election: INEC Assure Nigerians Early Arrival of Election Material, Officials

Ahead of the forthcoming Presidential and national election next Saturday, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians of the arrangements to ensure the early arrival of materials and officials.

 

Victor Aluko, the INEC Director for Voter Education, gave the assurance at a Media and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) roundtable on 2023 elections with the theme “Avoiding landmines, overcoming obstacles and conducting credible elections” organized by the International Press Centre (IPC) on Wednesday in Abuja.

 

Elections in Nigeria are usually marred by the late arrival of materials, with electoral officials arriving at polling units hours after the official commencement of polls.

 

“I assure you that with the system we have put in place, the logistics arrangement and with the fact that we are employing credible persons as electoral officials, I don’t see anyone getting to the polling units late.

 

Aluko said the commission had visited officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL) and the governor, of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to express it concerns, adding that he was optimistic that the assurances giving by both agencies would be met with actions on the fuel and Naira scarcity and its possible impact on the election.

 

He advised eligible voters in the upcoming general election to visit its online portal to know their polling units.

 

The Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, Samson Itodo, expressed concern over the recent court judgements on election matters.

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