INEC Commences Distribution Of Electoral Materials In Osun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday began the distribution of sensitive electoral materials to local government areas in preparation for Saturday’s election in Osun State.

The materials which was monitored by representatives of political parties, journalists and observers, were moved from the premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to local government areas under heavy security.

Some of the sensitive materials distributed were ballot papers and result sheets for the Presidential and National Assembly elections amongst others.

Security operatives stationed at the entrance of the CBN had earlier prevented journalists and other observers from inspecting the materials citing a directive by the CBN that nobody is allowed into its premises.

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Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC in the State, stressed that the commission is ready for the elections.

“Our sensitive materials, particularly, ballot papers, and result sheets are usually in the custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria. We are ready for the election. We are here to start batching our materials for onward transmission to these local government areas,” Agboke said.

“What you have seen on the ground are the ballot papers, result sheets for the presidential, senatorial, and House of Representatives elections. We will arrange and batch them to various local governments,” he added.

“All these are indications that the Commission is ready. The commission is in touch with our security agents. The synergy is there. All our local government offices are well secured.”