A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Ambursa - Alhaji Abdullahi Zarewa, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kebbi, on Sunday said the electoral body distributed 95.05 per cent Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the state ahead of Saturday's elections.
Zarewa said this in Ambursa, Kebbi State, during a sensitisation programme organised by the commission for the electorate in the area.
He said that out of 1.4 million registered voters in the state, 1.3 million had been issued with their PVCs.
The INEC commissioner said that 13,500 ad hoc staff had been trained to participate in the elections.
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He said that on the day of voting, special concessions would be accorded to the elderly and people living with disability.
Zarewa also revealed that there would be separate queues for men and women on election day in line with religious and cultural values of the people.
He urged political parties to enlighten their followers on the need to strictly adhere to the electoral laws, saying "violators will be prosecuted".
According to him, INEC will also ensure a hitch-free election.