Ballot Paper Is Not Finger Sensitive
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dispelled the rumors that the ballot paper to be used in the 2019 election is finger sensitive.
Naija News understands that INEC on its Twitter page stated that any finger can be used for marking a ballot paper.
INEC, however, warned that the ink must not be allowed to cross into another box.
“Ballot paper is not finger sensitive. use any finger but don’t let the mark cross into another box,” a statement from the election umpire said.
The essence is to avoid casting an invalid ballot considering the increase in the number of registered political parties.
It’s expected that the blank square space to thumbprint would be smaller.
I learnt that INEC is ready to void any vote casted with thumb except the index finger. The news is going viral and I need INEC to clarify me on this. I don't want to be carrier of fake information. Thanks!
— Niceman_Tomilola (@NiylsonProf) February 12, 2019
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday, February 11 commenced the airlift of electoral materials for INEC across the country for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.
The airlift exercise includes day and night missions, during which both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials were conveyed in batches, with NAF C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to various airports across the country.
According to a statement by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the materials were duly delivered by the C-130H aircraft crew to teams of INEC and Central Bank of Nigeria officials together with security personnel waiting at the various airports.