Lokoja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has distributed sensitive materials that would be used in Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State.
The materials were escorted out of the INEC office in Lokoja to various destinations amidst tight security.
The distribution of the materials was done in the presence of the representatives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC) and other parties contesting the election.
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The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Halilu Pai, who supervised the distribution, said that the materials included ballot papers and result sheets.
Pai said that the materials would be taken to the INEC offices in the 21 local government areas of the state from where they would later in the day be shared among the 239 wards.
According to him, the INEC is ready and committed to conduct a free, fair, credible and acceptable election.
He urged political parties, security agents and other stakeholders to play their roles according to the rules.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner also gave assurances that the fuel scarcity currently being experienced in the state would not in any way impact negatively on the process and outcome of the election.
He said that the commission had made arrangements with some filling stations that would sell fuel to all vehicles on election duty, and that the stations had been prevailed upon to operate on 24-hour basis beginning from Friday.