The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared its intention to hire donkeys and bicycles to distribute election materials in hard-to-reach areas of Gombe State.
This was made known by Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, in an interview with newsmen in Gombe on Friday.
Ibrahim said the difficult terrains were villages located in Yamaltu-Deba and Shingom Local Government Areas of the state.
“We will hire donkeys, bicycles and motorcycles to distribute election materials.
“This is because some of the areas lack access routes and INEC has made adequate arrangements in the area of logistics as well as other areas,’’ he said.
He maintained that adequate arrangements have been put in place in terms of security and conducted massive voter education.
He also noted that there would be brail ballot papers for the blind and the lepers could use their legs to vote, adding that a magnifier was also made available for those that have a problem with their sight.
He also said the commission mounted tracking system and monitors for the election process.