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#NigeriaDecides: INEC’s REC Cries Out Over Missing Ballot Papers



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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger State has said the ballot papers meant for senatorial positions of Niger East and Niger North zone were missing.

This was made known by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Prof. Samuel Egwu while speaking to newsmen on Friday.

According to him, “The issue has been reported to the INEC’s Headquarters in Abuja for urgent attention.

“The officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria saddled with the responsibility of securing the electoral sensitive materials have gone to Abuja for the last batch of the sensitive materials for  Saturday’s elections in the state, so we are waiting.”

Speaking further, the REC said that 85 per cent of the needed facilities for the conduct of free and fair elections in the state had been provided with the non-sensitive materials already moved to various destinations across the 25 local government areas of the state.

He said that the commission trained 23,000 ad hoc staff for the elections in the state.

Egwu also said that 2,181,400 eligible voters would participate during the general elections in the state.

Source: Naija News

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