The Sokoto state police command has debunked the allegation raised by some loyalist of the All Progressives Congress that the police has intercepted thumb printed ballot papers in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Sokoto state Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Abubakar Sadiq said what was in custody of the police in Sokoto is a specimen of ballot paper meant for the enlightenment of members of political parties on how to vote candidates of their party.
INEC Returns Sensitive Electoral Materials To Awka CBN
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission in Anambra State on Sunday said it has taken delivery of all the sensitive electoral materials earlier deployed for the February 16 presidential and National Assembly elections.
INEC Head Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Leo Nkedife, said that the action was necessitated to secure the materials. The electoral commission had attributed the poll shift to logistic and operational challenges.
The spokesman said, “All ballot papers and result sheets have been recalled and deposited at the CBN Awka branch, while the Smart Cards have also been returned to our office for safe keeping.”
Nkedife said that the postponed election would now hold on Feb. 23 for the Presidential and National Assembly while March 9 is fixed for the Governorship and State House of Assembly.
Naija News recalls that the Presidential and National Assembly elections were earlier scheduled to hold on Feb. 16 was postponed in the early hours of the day of the election by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
Yakubu said in a nationwide broadcast in the early hour of Saturday that the elections have been shifted by a week, attributing it to issues of logistics and operational challenges faced by the commission.