We Have No Problem, INEC Oyo Assures
INEC in Oyo state is not under any form of shortage of both the non-sensitive and sensitive materials that are required for the successful conduct of both the presidential and National Assembly polls that slated for Saturday 23rd, February.
This is what the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Oyo State, Barr. Mutiu Agboke, wants Nigerians to believe.
Barr. Mutiu made this statement on Tuesday, February 19, during a meeting that was held at the commission’s headquarters In Ibadan.
"We have all the materials intact. We will commence the distributions of those elections’ materials to their various destinations by 11am tomorrow and we have been guaranteed by the security personnel that they will give us maximum support on this cause.
"We are expecting the political parties to give us maximum support by sending one person from their party to come and witness, as well as to monitor those materials to their destinations.
"We did not have any shortfall in materials, we have more than enough as Abuja office has sent us more materials, so right now we have received 7,336 functional and enhance card readers as to our previous requested number of 6, 390.
"Equally we have recruited and trained 351 registration area technicians one per ward so they can attend to any issues or faults that smart card may develop in the field," he said.
Barr. Agboke also made it known that the commission has already recruited and trained over 28,000 personnel for the Presidential and national assembly elections.
The meeting was attended by different political parties’ representatives, the Oyo State Police Commissioner, CP Shina Olukoku, representative of the Oyo State Director of NYSC, the Director of DSS, National Orientation Agency amongst others.
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