In Imo state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has initiated the distribution of sensitive materials in anticipation of the gubernatorial election scheduled for November 11.
Commencing the distribution at the Central Bank of Nigeria’s branch in Owerri, the state capital, INEC dispersed the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System machines, ballot papers, and result sheets to all 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state.
Kenneth Ukeagu, the Southeast National Commissioner, assured journalists during the ongoing material distribution that INEC is fully prepared for the upcoming poll.
He emphasized the assurance of top-notch security and expressed confidence in a smooth electoral process across all LGAs.
Ukeagu highlighted the comprehensive training of INEC staff to ensure professional conduct during the election.
Encouraging voter turnout, Ukeagu urged the electorate to participate actively and choose their preferred governor.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) also announced the deployment of 22,600 personnel to ensure a free, fair, and credible electoral process in Imo, Kogi, and Bayelsa states.
To bolster security measures, the Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, announced restrictions on vehicular and waterway movements in the lead-up to the elections.
This decision aligns with the overarching goal of facilitating an impartial, fair, and secure electoral process in the three states.”