April Polls: Kano INEC Distributes Electoral Materials

Source: IBRAHIM HABU, THEWILL. - thewillnigeria.com

KANO, April 01, (THEWILL) - The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) North West office in Kano today received and distributed ballot papers and all sensitive materials meant for Saturday’s National Assembly elections, according to Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Danyaya.

Alhaji Danyaya disclosed that the commission distributed the materials in the wee hours of today to all 44 Local Government Areas of the state, stressing that the commission is fully prepared for the conduct of the elections.

He said the materials were distributed early to ensure that all polling units in the state got their materials on time, so as to make the job easier for electoral officers.

He added that 24, 800 ad-hoc staff, comprising members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and students of Federal Higher institutions of learning have been trained, and would be deployed to the various polling units and reminded the people of Kano State that accreditation of voters would commence as from 8 o’clock in the morning and end by 12 noon, before the commencement of voting.

On security, the INEC resident commissioner said a standing committee, comprising of all the security agencies in the state, and headed by the state Commissioner of Police, has fine tuned strategies to ensure a hitch-free and violence-free elections.

He said that there would be no movement on the day of election, urging residents of the state to adhere strictly to the restriction order so as to avoid being arrested and prosecuted by security agencies and advised journalists to refrain from reporting election results not declared by INEC, as this he said, could create confusion and sometimes outright post election violence.