The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it will use its zonal stores in Owerri to organize the movement of non – sensitive materials for the Anambra gubernatorial election.
The National Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at the third quarterly consultative meeting with the media, added that this is due to the destruction of its property in Anambra State.
He further disclosed that the commission will employ twenty-five thousand ad- hoc staff to conduct the election, stressing that the only foreseeable problem for the Anambra election is that of transportation as the transporters are sceptical about releasing their vehicles for fear of attacks.
The chairman promised that the commission will continue to partner the media in the best interest of the electoral process, and democracy, hence it has been continuously innovating on how to strengthen the credibility of voter accreditation and result in management process during elections in Nigeria.
The National Commissioner in charge of Electoral Operations, Professor Okechukwu Ibeanu, said the commission is consulting with security agencies at the local government level to ensure that voters and workers are secured during the election.