FCT polls: INEC begins distribution of sensitive materials | Dailytrust

FCT polls: INEC begins distribution of sensitive materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to its area council offices ahead of the FCT elections in the six area councils.

The distribution was carried out Thursday in Abuja, in the presence of party agents, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the media.

The materials distributed were ballot papers, result sheets and Bimodal Voters Authentication Systems (BVAS).

The sensitive materials are to be kept in INEC area offices till today when they would be redistributed to Registration Area Centres (RACs).

About 12,000 trained ad hoc staff would be at the RACs in the evening to receive the sensitive materials for onward distribution to the polling units (PUs) on election day.

Speaking during the exercise, also witnessed by some foreign observers, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said 2,832 BVAS had been configured for the 2,229 PUs across the six area councils.

He said the commission was ready to conduct an election for 1.3 million registered voters in the FCT.

“The sensitive materials are customised in different colours according to the area councils,” he said.

He said all sensitive materials were collected at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the presence of all stakeholders and assured residents that the commission would conduct free and fair polls.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
Media Trust Ltd

Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410