Gov’ship Polls: Distribution Of Sensitive Materials Begin In Sokoto
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive materials across the 23 local governments area in Sokoto State.
Naija News reports that this is as the commission prepares for the second phase of the 2023 general election on Saturday.
The National Commissioner in charge of the state, Major General Modibo Alkali (rtd), on Wednesday at the premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in the state, said the commission was ready to deliver free, fair and credible elections.
He submitted that all necessary arrangements have been put in place to ensure the exercise commences by 8:am, in all the local government areas of the state.
Modibo, who pledged an improved voting process stated that “We decided to start the distribution of both sensitive and nonsensitive materials early enough so as to ensure we don’t have any problem commencing the elections early on Saturday.
“As you can see, all the party agents are here to witness the distribution and are all satisfied with the exercise so far.
“I want to use this opportunity to assure the people of Sokoto that the coming governorship and house of assembly elections are going to be free, fair and credible in the state.”
The exercise was witnessed by heads of security agencies in the states, political parties representative, election Observers as well as journalists.
It was learned that Modibo was deployed to the state following the suspension of the former Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nura Ali.