2015: No late arrival of election materials – INEC
INEC has assured that all election materials would be deployed to all states of the federation in good time for the 2015 general elections.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Zamfara State, Alhaji Jibrin Zarewa, gave this assurance at a news conference in Gusau on Friday.
He said adequate arrangements were being made by the commission throughout the country to ensure that all lapses recorded during 2011 general elections were addressed.
He said materials for the smooth take off of voter registration were already at the state offices of the commission.
He said the materials would be distributed to all the wards of the federation between May 23 and 25.
He said on arrival, the materials would be kept in the Central Bank of Nigeria in the states.
“This will definitely take care of late arrivals and will be easier to distribute when the actual day comes.”
He explained that while the temporary voter card would be withdrawn, all eligible voters would be given permanent voter cards, based on “personal appearance”.
He said the commission had established stakeholders committees in all the states to create awareness among the public over the voter registration.
He urged eligible voters to avail themselves at their respective wards for the exercise which would be carried out between 28 May and 1 June, 2014.
He also disclosed that the commission now had a robust databank with capacity to capture all eligible voters in the country.
“It is expected that the registration of all eligible voters would commence in phases in 10 selected states, including Zamfara.”