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INEC Kicks Off Dissemination Of Sensitive Election Materials To LGAs In Oyo

Distribution of election material has taken effect in Oyo state, as all sensitive materials are distributed across the 33 local government area in oyo state, ahead of Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly polls.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the materials were distributed in the presence of election stakeholders, including security agents and party representatives.NAN also reports that the distribution of the materials took place at the premises of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Ibadan.

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr Adeniran Tella, said that all the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) had been properly configured for the elections.Tella said that the commission had also made provisions for extra 124 BVAS to ensure smooth running of the exercise, with additional 406 BVAS as backup in case of special needs.

we always make it a part of us that we ensure that all our materials are gotten on time and move them  from CBN to LGAs, onward to registration area centres (RACs) down to polling units at the instance of security agencies, media, party agents and other stakeholders.“We are doing this with full presence of security agencies here today, because they remain critical stakeholders in our electoral process.

“In recognition of their contributions, the Electoral Institute had organised different layers of electoral security training for security agencies to mitigate any security lapses that may come up from electoral violence.“We are conducting the forthcoming governorship and house of assembly polls on improved electoral process and new technological devices that guarantee free, fair, credible and acceptable elections,” he said. The Public Relations Officer of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in the state,  Mr Biodun Popoola, expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation by INEC for the Saturday election. Popoola noted that all the election materials were jointly inspected by all the necessary stakeholders before they were distributed to the various council areas in the state.

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