No Going Back in tomorrow's Election - INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission has said there is no going back on tomorrow's election,  saying that the election process will commence by 8. a.m.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja while addressing a press conference on the Commission’s preparations for the presidential and National Assembly elections.

Yakubu said that the commission has concluded the deployment of sensitive and non sensitive materials to the 774 local government areas across the country.

“We engaged 825,543 ad hoc staff ranging from presiding officers to collation and returning officers.

“We have mobilised 80,000 commercial vehicles and about 996 boats for the deployment of personnel and materials.

“The materials include 707,892 ballot boxes and voting cubicles, and we are mobilising these to various locations by land and sea.

“We have accredited 120 domestic and 36 international observer groups, deploying accumulative number of 73,000 observers.

“We have concluded the movement of personnel, materials to the 774 local and 8809 RACs nationwide.

“All arrangements are now in place to facilitate opening of polls at 8 a.m. on Saturday,” he said.


Source: NAN

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