Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Edo: Sensitive materials arrive CBN office in Benin

 Sensitive materials for the conduct of Saturday’ s governorship election in Edo State arrived at the Central Bank of Nigeria office in Benin on Wednesday .

The INEC Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Edo , Mr Timidi Wariowei , confirmed the arrival of the materials to newsmen.

“ The materials for the conduct of Saturday’ s governorship election have arrived the CBN.

“ We just went and inspected the sensitive materials in cartons , the ballot papers, and the results sheets .

“ And just now , the Braille ballot guide for persons with disabilities especially the visually - impaired just arrived .

“ We are set for the election . From tomorrow morning ( September 17) , as early as 7. 30 a. m . , we will start the distribution to various Local Government Areas , ” he added .

Also , Mr Kelly Ogbaloi , the state chairman of Inter - Party Advisory Council , said party agents were invited by INEC to inspect the materials at the CBN.

“ Everything is intact , we just inspected the materials and we are satisfied, ” he said .

Mr Paul James, the Programme Manager , Yiaga Africa , an election monitoring group , said the group was invited by INEC to inspect the sensitive materials at the CBN office .

“ We came here on invitation by INEC to inspect the materials that just arrived.

“ Tomorrow , we will have a more detailed observation of the movement of the materials to local government areas .

“ Today , we are here to confirm if the materials have arrived and yes we have seen that the materials have actually arrived, ” he said .

( NAN)

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