Ahead of Saturday’s general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Yobe state, has commenced the distribution of sensitive electoral materials across the 17 Local Government Areas in the state.
News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the distribution commenced in the presence of security agencies, media houses and representatives of political parties.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Yobe, Alhaji Ahmad Makama told newsmen after the distribution on Friday in Damaturu that, “though we were delayed for one day due to some inevitable reasons, however, the distribution has commenced and we are set for tomorrow’s election”.
While responding to the issue of some inaccessible areas due to security challenges, Makama said: “There are 24 inaccessible polling units in the state.
“We have, however, found alternatives and palaces for the electorate to cast their votes.’’
The Yobe Police Commissioner, Abdulmaliki Sonmonu said about 4000 security personnel have been mobilised to ensure free, fair and credible election in the state.