Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State yesterday began the distribution of sensitive materials meant for tomorrow’s Governorship Election in the state.
The materials were distributed at the INEC office in Ado Ekiti in the presence of journalists, political parties and security agencies and electoral officers in the 16 local governments of the state.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Adeniran Tella who supervised the distributions of the materials, said the electoral officers would take the items to their councils where it would be sent to the polling units on Saturday morning.
He expressed the hope that there would be no late arrival of materials to polling units on Saturday.
Tella said the ballot papers were coloured coded for each local government in order to prevent electoral fraud.
He added that, the result sheets were also customized according to the polling units.
Some of the party agents including Mr Kayode Babade of the APC, Mr Kehinde Adeniyi of the ADC and IPAC Chairman in Ekiti State, Mr Ifedayo Iyaniwura lauded INEC for the transparent manner in which the materials were distributed.
Some of the materials distributed were, Bimodal Voters Accreditation System, BIVAS machines, Ballot papers, Result sheets, Booklets, , Forms EC 8A, B, C, D,E, forms EC 4zero G, 4 zero G1 and 2 among others.