Journalism in the service of society

ANAMBRA: Non-sensitive materials delivered, says INEC

AHEAD of the November 6 governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today said non-sensitive materials have been delivered.

National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement, disclosed that INEC has successfully implemented 12 out of 14 activities in the timetable and schedule of activities for the election.

According to the statement: “So far, the Commission has successfully implemented 12 out of 14 activities in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities. The Commission has today published the Notice of Poll at its State and all the Local Government offices in Anambra State.

“By Section 46 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Commission shall, not later than 14 days before the day of the election, cause to be published, a notice specifying the date and hours fixed for the poll; the persons entitled to vote and the location of the polling units”.

It added: “In the same vein, today is the last day for the submission of names of polling agents by political parties. By Section 45 of the Electoral Act, each political party may by notice in writing addressed to the Electoral Officer of the Local Government, appoint a polling agent for each polling unit and collation centre.

“The notice shall set out the name and address of the polling agent, accompanied by two passport photographs of each polling agent, and sample signature of the agent at least 14 days before the date fixed for the election.

“Political parties are strongly advised to adhere strictly to the law and the guidelines for the deployment of polling agents. Only duly accredited polling agents will be allowed to operate at the polling units and collation centres.

“The Commission is satisfied with the current level of preparations. Virtually all non-sensitive materials have been delivered in readiness for the election. The training of ad-hoc staff is also going on as scheduled.”

Comments are closed.

Naija Times