INEC Ready to Conduct Election Across Polling Units in Bauchi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is ready to conduct elections across the 5,223 polling units in Bauchi State.

Coming Saturday, Nigerians will head to polling stations to elect President Buhari’s successor and National Assembly members.

“We are 100 per cent ready to conduct elections in Bauchi State,” the Head of Voter Education and Publicity INEC Bauchi office, Adamu Gujungu said in an interview with our correspondent in his office.

WikkiTimes reports that INEC distributed all election non-sensitive materials to local government offices of the commission across the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State. Sensitive election materials are handy and will be distributed Thursday.

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“All non-sensitive materials for the election have been received and they were redistributed to the local government offices for onward distribution to the RACs Friday. As far as the distribution of non-sensitive materials is concerned their is nothing left at the state office.

“The collection and distribution of sensitive materials which is only on the election day. It is already handy. We are only waiting for the day for them to be distributed to the 20 local government INEC offices,” Gujungu said.

He said adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure peaceful polls, especially in flashpoints across the state.

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“Security is everyone’s concern. We have heard a series of inter-agency consultative meetings. All security agencies in Bauchi State are members of the committee. Security matter is not something to be discussed openly but adequate measures have been put in place.

“As far as we are concerned, there is no single unit where elections will not take place. We have 5,223 polling units and we are sure that the election will take place in all the polling units,” he insisted.


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