The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that all Registration Area Centers have been activated for the onward deployment of sensitive and non-sensitive materials tonight.
Head of the Department of Voter Education and Publicity Imo State INEC, Mrs. Ben-Opara Emmanuella, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Owerri on the level of preparations for tomorrow’s off-cycle Governorship election in the state.
Ben-Opara stressed that all materials have already been deployed to the twenty-seven INEC Local Government Offices, and vehicles hired from the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) are on- ground to facilitate the transportation of personnel and materials to all polling units.
She emphasized that all NURTW members have been adequately mobilized, and the logistics for the ad hoc staff engaged for the exercise have been settled.
According to her, these measures have been taken to ensure that accreditation and voting commence as scheduled.
Regarding the ongoing organized Labour protest, the INEC Head of Voter Education stated that the strike would not affect the conduct of the polls, as all preparations were concluded before the misunderstanding between the State Government and the Labour Unions.
She appealed to residents not to entertain any fear, as security agencies have promised to provide a conducive environment throughout the entire process.
Ben-Opara maintained that all flashpoints have been identified by security agencies with adequate deployment.
She urged eligible voters to come out and exercise their franchise.