There was a mild drama on Wednesday at the Central Bank of Nigeria branch in Dugbe, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after the Form EC8B of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) meant for Kano State was found in the election material delivered to Oyo.
The form, which is one of the sensitive election materials, is the result sheet for a particular ward within a state.
Punch reports that at the CBN premises around 5.30pm during the sorting of the materials, a group of INEC officials, including ad hoc ones, suddenly raised an alarm.
“Eh! For Kano… Noted,” they exclaimed, as a woman raised up the form.
One of them subsequently took the form to a superior INEC official, who documented it in a register.
“We will give it to the CBN to return it to Kano State as soon as possible,” a senior official, who did not disclose his name, told Punch.
Asked if there were other discoveries of such, he said, “For now, that is the only one we have found.”
The official added that the sensitive materials would be dispatched to different local government areas of the state as soon as the sorting ends.