INEC assures readiness for Saturday’s Bye-election in Niger

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has made necessary arrangements and is ready for the bye-election in Niger state.

It should be noted that the bye-election for Magama/Rijau federal constituency in the state comes up on Saturday.

The Commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Niger state, Samuel Egwu, disclosed the arrangements made to journalists in Minna on Wednesday.

He noted that all the sensitive materials were in the custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Minna branch.

According to Mr Egwu, INEC has taken delivery of all sensitive materials for Saturday’s

He said the sensitive materials, which included ballot papers and result sheet forms are intact at the CBN.

“We are fully ready for the House of Representatives bye-election for Magama/Rijau federal constituency with our trained electoral personnel for smooth conduct of the electoral process,”he said.

Also, The CBN’s Branch Controller, Masu’u Tulu, confirmed the custody of all the sensitive materials for the bye-election slated for March 14 in the state, saying they were all intact.

Tulu said the sensitive materials comprise ballot papers and result sheets for the conduct of the bye-election.

“We received the sensitive materials on Monday and stakeholders will inspect the materials in our office on Thursday March 12,”he said

He said that all the sensitive materials would be released to INEC anytime they were ready for distribution to the affected two council areas.

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