INEC deploys 3 more RECs for Kano re-run election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano said they have deployed three more resident electoral commissioners (RECs) in order to ensure free and fair supplementary elections in 29 affected local government areas of the state.

Addressing newsmen at the Kano INEC headquarters, the Resident Electrical Commissioner (REC) in charge of the state, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu Arabi, said the election will take place in 75 registration areas, involving 207 polling units and 279 voting points.

According to him, 128, 324 eligible voters will participate in the crucial Kano governorship supplementary election.

He added that INEC will deploy 207 card readers for the election, adding that enough manpower has also been mobilized, with three RECs from Zamfara, Kebbi and Ogun states to assist so as to have a successful election.

He said deployment of sensitize and non-sensitive materials to all the affected Local Government Areas will commence by 10 a:m Friday, adding that adequate security arrangements have been made.

He further stated that sorting and batching of the materials will commence immediately they arrive at their respective Local Government Areas.

According to him, “we are working to make sure that we don’t have any distraction. We have held a series of meetings with stakeholders to review our strategies.

“We have also held meeting with leaders of both political parties, and we have made them to understand that the election is not a war.

“They have also promised to talk to their supporters to conduct themselves in peaceful manner. Securities agencies have assured us of adequate security.

“I am sure the Commissioner of Police has been talking to different groups of people, particularly, the youths. I am very confident we will have a peaceful election on Saturday.”


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