Ahead of the December 5 bye – election in Plateau State , the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive and non-sensitive materials for the Senatorial bye-election .
Plateau State Resident Electoral Commissioner Mallam Halilu Pai, who received the materials on Thursday at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Branch, Jos, said that the Commission has nothing to hide.
He noted that the materials received include Form EC 8A (1), Form EC 8A, Form EC 8B, Form EC8C, Form EC8D, Form EC8E and Form EC60E.
‘We are here today in line with the policy of INEC to carry along all the stakeholders in the process of election. We are receiving the sensitive materials of ballots papers and result sheets for the 6 Local Government Areas and 68 registration areas, 712 polling units for 671209 registered voters in that constituency.
‘INEC will always carry the stakeholders along to show it’s transparency and accountability. These very sensitive materials will be shared in the presence of all stakeholders to the 6 LGA and political parties agents.
‘From here, the Mobile Police will escort these materials to the 6 Local Government Areas. You will take stock of the numbers of the sensitive materials and we will move from here to the LG, registration Centres and to the polling units.
‘We have nothing to hide, we are transparent and we want to be accountable, that is why we are in the presence of everybody sharing the materials,’ Mallam Pai stated.