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#NigerDecides: INEC Officials Stranded Over Lack Of Transportation


The lack of transportation has left many officials of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security, materials stranded  in Bosso Local Government Area of Niger.

Naija News reports that stranded polling officials at Chanchaga Primary School collation centre in Bosso local government area, resorted to self help.

Stanley Ibeh, one of the Supervising Presiding Officers, SPOs, at the centre, said that the distribution of sensitive and non-sensitive materials started at 5.30am but there were no  vehicles to move the personnel and materials to the 42 polling units in the area.

“We were given two vehicles; a Hiace bus and a Hiace truck to convey the polling officials, materials and security personnel to the 42 polling units in this area,” he said.

Mr Ibeh said that there was no other challenge encountered in the distribution of materials, except for the inadequate vehicles to move officials and materials to the polling units.

Some of the ad hoc staff had to resort to using their personal vehicles to move the materials to their polling units.

Mansir Sirajo, a Presiding Officer, PO, at Ndipai polling unit 041 in the area said that he had called a motorcycle to move with other ad hoc staff to the place.

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There are 4,950 polling units in the state, spread across its 25 local government areas with 274 wards.