INEC in Adamawa Wednesday commenced distribution of sensitive materials .

Published on: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 21:38:22 by:
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The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Adamawa Wednesday commenced distribution of sensitive materials to the twenty one local governments in the state ahead of the Governorship and State Assembly elections this Saturday.

The State Resident Electoral Commissioner Barrister Kassim Gana Gaidam who disclosed this to newsmen in his office, said all the election materials are expected to reach local governments by today Wednesday for sorting out and onward distribution to wards by Friday.

Barrister Gaidam also said that electronic payment of adhoc staff recruited by the commission was ongoing and they will all receive their allowances before the commencement of the elections and called on them to exercise more patience.

He also disclosed that there are twenty nine governorship candidates and twenty five state constituencies for the election in Adamawa and the commission did not receive official withdrawal from any candidate in the state.

The Electoral Commissioner further said that the electoral umpire has achieved ninety nine percent success in the performance of Card Reader Machines in the last election and INEC will maintain the posture in the fortcoming elections.

According to him, the commission has deployed card reader technical support to all the two hundred and twenty six wards in the state to ensure smooth operations and reiterate that any polling unit that fail to use card reader machine, the election in that unit will be considered null and void.

He also decried the low turnout of voters in Adamawa in the last Presidential and National Assembly elections, as according to him only forty five percent of the registered voters in the state came out to exercise their civic right.

He called on the electorate to maintain peace before, during and after the election and come out en masse to cast their votes to candidates of their choice in the forthcoming Governorship and State Assembly elections.