INEC EXPRESSES READINESS FOR ZARIA CONSTITUENCY BY-ELECTION
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kaduna State, has expressed readiness to conduct the by-election for the Zaria City Constituency seat of the Kaduna State House of Assembly on September 15, 2012.
INEC had earlier in August, fixed September 15, for the conduct of by-election to fill the vacant seat in the Kaduna State House of Assembly following the death of Malam Mustapha Bawa, the member representing the constituency on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) who died in July this year after a brief illness.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Halliru Tambuwal, made this known in Kaduna at the third stakeholders' meeting preceding the exercise.
Tambuwal informed the participants that: 'We (INEC) are 100 per cent ready to conduct the by-election, we have taken delivery of non-sensitive electoral materials, trained ad hoc personnel for the poll, while sensitive materials, including ballot papers and election result sheets, would be collected tomorrow (Sept. 14th ) from the CBN.'
He however said that the sensitive electoral materials would be distributed few hours before the commencement of the poll, even as he invited the political parties to come and witness as well as monitor the distribution of the sensitive electoral materials effective from September 14 by 10am at the INEC office to avoid any suspicion.
The REC enjoined the political parties to adhere to the rules of the game just as he promised to provide a level playing ground that will guarantee a free, fair and credible election.