Kebbi: INEC distributes election materials to LGs.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, Kebbi State, has distributed sensitive election materials to the 21 Local Government Areas ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Ahmad Mahmud, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday that the distribution took place at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Birnin Kebbi branch on Wednesday.



“The distribution was done in the presence of representatives of political parties and security agencies like the DSS, Customs, Immigration, Civil Defence, Police and Nigerian Army,” he said.

He expressed optimism that the materials would reach all the Local Government Areas by Thursday evening for onward distribution to various polling centres across the state.

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“We still have over 16,000 ad hoc staff, mostly NYSC members and students of higher institutions to serve during the exercise.

“We have 225 wards, 1,345 voting points and 2,398 polling units in the 21 local government areas of the state.

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Mahmud said the commission was ready for the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state on Saturday.

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2019-03-07

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